On 11/3/2015 9:55 AM, Will Deacon wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 03, 2015 at 09:44:52AM -0800, Mario Smarduch wrote:
>> On 11/3/2015 8:33 AM, Christopher Covington wrote:
>>> On 11/02/2015 06:51 PM, Mario Smarduch wrote:
>>>>    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.
>>> Which model? It doesn't appear to match the vexpress AEM/RTSM/FVP/whatever
>>> which used 0x1c090000 for UART0.
>> I recall QEMU virt model had it's own physical address map, for sure I saw 
>> the
>> virtio-mmio regions assigned in some ARM document. Peter would you know?
>> As far as kvmtool I'm not sure, currently PC1 COM1 port is used? Andre will 
>> that
>> stay fixed?
> We make absolutely no guarantees about the memory map provided by kvmtool.
> Will

If that's also the case for qemu, then I guess the best you can do is find a way
to dump the device tree. Find the uart, physical address and try figure out the
virtual address.

Pretty involved, hoped for something more automated since that's a handy 

- Mario.
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