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Re: [Xen-devel] Unifying x86_64 / Xen init paths and reading hardware_subarch early

On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 05:39:05PM -0800, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 15, 2016 at 4:43 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez <mcgrof@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >>     for (i = 0; i < sizeof(boot_params); i += 4096)
> >>         early_make_pgtable((unsigned long)params + i);
> >
> >  I'll give this a shot.
> Thanks again for this! It seems to let this boot now! But it does not
> seem to provided the right value. If I use the qemu debug patch as I
> listed before to set this to 5 for kvm, and boot it doesn't come up.
> This can be tested with the qemu debug patch + this debug kernel patch
> which prints it out and resets it from what it finds early.
> If you comment out the boot_params.hdr.hardware_subarch =
> my_hardware_subarch; assignment we get the right value from the
> copy_bootdata() work. I use my_hardware_subarch just as a quick hack
> to test and cache the value early code gets but that I can't print
> early on.

You can always do stupid debug loops:

        while (subarch == <expected_value>)

and when your guest stops booting and gdb points you here, then you know
what's going on. You can then dump interesting stuff too from gdb.


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