Hello, this is a re-post from couple weeks ago, please take time to review this simple patch which simplifies DEBUG_LL and prevents kernel crash on virtual platforms.
Before this patch DEBUG_LL for 'dummy virtual machine': ( ) Kernel low-level debugging via EmbeddedICE DCC channel ( ) Kernel low-level debug output via semihosting I/O ( ) Kernel low-level debugging via 8250 UART ( ) Kernel low-level debugging via ARM Ltd PL01x Primecell In summary if debug uart is not emulated kernel crashes. And once you pass that hurdle, uart physical/virtual addresses are unknown. DEBUG_LL comes in handy on many occasions and should be somewhat intuitive to use like it is for physical platforms. For virtual platforms user may start daubting the host and get into a bigger mess. After this patch is applied user gets: (X) Kernel low-level debugging on QEMU Virtual Platform ( ) Kernel low-level debugging on Kvmtool Virtual Platform ..... above repeated .... The virtual addresses selected follow arm reference models, high in vmalloc section with high mem enabled and guest running with >= 1GB of memory. The offset is leftover from arm reference models. The patch is against 4.2.0-rc2 commit 43297dda0a51 Original Description -------------------- When booting a VM using QEMU or Kvmtool there are no clear ways to enable low level debugging for these virtual platforms. some menu port choices are not supported by the virtual platforms at all. And there is no help on the location of physical and virtual addresses for the ports. This may lead to wrong debug port and a frozen VM with a blank screen. This patch adds menu selections for QEMU and Kvmtool virtual platforms for low level kernel print debugging. Help section displays port physical and virutal addresses. ARM reference models use the MIDR register to run-time select UART port address (for ARCH_VEXPRESS) based on A9 or A15 part numbers. Looked for a same approach but couldn't find a way to differentiate between virtual platforms, something like a platform register. Acked-by: Christoffer Dall <christoffer.d...@linaro.org> Signed-off-by: Mario Smarduch <m.smard...@samsung.com> --- arch/arm/Kconfig.debug | 22 ++++++++++++++++++++++ 1 file changed, 22 insertions(+) diff --git a/arch/arm/Kconfig.debug b/arch/arm/Kconfig.debug index a2e16f9..d126bd4 100644 --- a/arch/arm/Kconfig.debug +++ b/arch/arm/Kconfig.debug @@ -1155,6 +1155,28 @@ choice This option selects UART0 on VIA/Wondermedia System-on-a-chip devices, including VT8500, WM8505, WM8650 and WM8850. + config DEBUG_VIRT_UART_QEMU + bool "Kernel low-level debugging on QEMU Virtual Platform" + depends on ARCH_VIRT + select DEBUG_UART_PL01X + help + Say Y here if you want the debug print routines to direct + their output to PL011 UART port on QEMU Virtual Platform. + Appropriate address values are: + PHYS VIRT + 0x9000000 0xf8090000 + + config DEBUG_VIRT_UART_KVMTOOL + bool "Kernel low-level debugging on Kvmtool Virtual Platform" + depends on ARCH_VIRT + select DEBUG_UART_8250 + help + Say Y here if you want the debug print routines to direct + their output to 8250 UART port on Kvmtool Virtual + Platform. Appropriate address values are: + PHYS VIRT + 0x3f8 0xf80903f8 + config DEBUG_ICEDCC bool "Kernel low-level debugging via EmbeddedICE DCC channel" help -- 1.9.1 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe kvm" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html