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SubjectRe: [RFC PULL] remove arch/h8300

On 9/4/22 11:59, Finn Thain wrote:
> On Fri, 8 Apr 2022, Rob Landley wrote:
>> On 4/5/22 08:07, Greg Ungerer wrote:
>>> On 5/4/22 13:23, Daniel Palmer wrote:
>>>> On Mon, 4 Apr 2022 at 22:42, Greg Ungerer <> wrote:
>>>>> But we could consider the Dragonball support for removal. I keep it
>>>>> compiling, but I don't use it and can't test that it actually works.
>>>>> Not sure that it has been used for a very long time now. And I
>>>>> didn't even realize but its serial driver (68328serial.c) was
>>>>> removed in 2015. No one seems too have noticed and complained.
>>>> I noticed this and I am working on fixing it up for a new Dragonball
>>>> homebrew machine. I'm trying to add a 68000 machine to QEMU to make
>>>> the development easier because I'm currently waiting an hour or more
>>>> for a kernel to load over serial. It might be a few months.
>> I've been booting Linux on qemu-system-m68k -M q800 for a couple years
>> now? (The CROSS=m68k target of mkroot in toybox?)
>> # cat /proc/cpuinfo
>> CPU: 68040
>> MMU: 68040
>> FPU: 68040
>> Clocking: 1261.9MHz
>> BogoMips: 841.31
>> Calibration: 4206592 loops
>> It certainly THINKS it's got m68000...
> Most 68040 processor variants have a built-in MMU and the m68k "nommu"
> Linux port doesn't support them. The nommu port covers processors like
> 68000, Dragonball etc. whereas the m68k "mmu" port covers 680x0 where x is
> one of 2,3,4,6 with MMU.
>> $ qemu-system-m68k -cpu ?
>> cfv4e
>> m5206
>> m5208
>> m68000
>> m68010
>> m68020
>> m68030
>> m68040
>> m68060
>> any
>> (I'd love to get an m68k nommu system working but never sat down and
>> worked out a kernel .config qemu agreed to run, plus compiler and libc.
>> Musl added m68k support but I dunno if that includes coldfire?)
> I could never figure out how to boot a coldfire machine in qemu either.
> There was no documentation about that back when I attempted it but maybe
> things have improved since.

FWIW this will do it:

qemu-system-m68k -nographic -machine mcf5208evb -kernel vmlinux

That will boot an m5208evb_defconfig generated vmlinux.
But you will need a user space to get a full boot to login/shell.


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