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QEMU 1.5.0 released, a backward compatibility warning

May 21, 2013

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In my personal projects I used QEMU extensively to emulate ARM devices, these are some of my posts on the subject: Hello world for bare metal ARM using QEMU U-boot for ARM on QEMU Busybox for ARM on QEMU Booting Linux with U-Boot on QEMU ARM Linux NFS Root under QEMU ARM emulator Debugging ARM programs inside QEMU QEMU ARM semihosting Emulating […]

ARM926 interrupts in QEMU

April 15, 2012

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In this post I prepared what I think is the simplest example on how to manage interrupts for the widespread ARM926 core. From this example one can expand the complexity of the interrupt management at will. I’m going to test the functionality with QEMU, emulating the Versatile Platform Baseboard. I based this example on my […]

Compile Linux kernel 3.2 for ARM and emulate with QEMU

March 31, 2012

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This is a tutorial to: 1. Get Linux kernel 3.2 source code 3. Configure and compile for Versatile Express ARM Cortex-A9 platform 4. Prepare and create a ramdisk using initramfs schema 5. Emulate kernel boot and ramdisk execution using QEMU

QEMU raw images real size

May 8, 2011

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Today I noticed a nice thing about using “raw” hard disk images with QEMU: the images are sparse files. What does it mean? Sparse files are an useful feature of many file system formats that saves space in case of files that contain chunks of zero data. My host’s file system is formatted with ext4, […]

QEMU ARM semihosting

November 4, 2010

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QEMU is able to emulate ARM architectures with many details. One thing that the qemu-system-arm program implements is the Angel interface, that enables semihosting. Semihosting involves two machines: a target (the embedded device), and a host (such as a PC) that is connected to the target through a debug interface. An embedded program running in […]

Trying Debian for ARM on QEMU

October 17, 2010

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Many Linux developers in these years are working on porting Linux software on ARM architectures. Debian in particular offers the full distribution to be installed on supported devices, and I wanted to try it out. There are already images prepared for the Versatile platform (thanks to Aurélien Jarno), and with them it is possible to […]

Custom hardware modeling with QEMU (ELC 2010)

September 4, 2010

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The videos of the presentations held at the Embedded Linux Conference 2010 have been recently made public on Free Electrons. I was particularly interested in one speech: Custom Hardware Modeling for FPGAs and Embedded Linux Platforms with QEMU (PDF slides and OGV video). John Williams (PetaLogix) illustrates the work they have been doing on reducing […]

Debugging ARM programs inside QEMU

August 17, 2010

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A tutorial that shows how to debug an ARM Linux program inside a platform emulated with QEMU. The tutorial uses gdbserver to connect the program executing in the guest system to the debugger running on the host system.

qemu-system-arm segmentation fault in Ubuntu Lucid

May 23, 2010

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A reader pointed out that after the last Ubuntu release all my tutorials break because qemu-system-arm exits immediately with segmentation fault. Luckily I found out, by toying with the options, that by adding the memory option “-m 128M” it works. I wanted to file a bug in Ubuntu, and the procedure is pretty simple and […]

Linux NFS Root under QEMU ARM emulator

April 27, 2010

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Booting Linux on QEMU ARM emulator mounting the root filesystem through NFS exports.

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