Gleb Natapov wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 18, 2010 at 12:32:39PM +0100, Jan Kiszka wrote:
>> Jacques Landru wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Same problem here
>>> qemu-kvm-0.12.x hangs if I have at the same time "-no-kvm" and 
>>> "file=essai-slitaz.raw,if=ide,index=0,boot=on" sometime with the
>>> message  below
>>> but
>>> qemu-kvm with "-no-kvm" and without "boot=on" option for the file 
>>> parameter, works
>>> qemu-kvm with "boot=on" option and kvm enable works. (kvm-kmod is
>> I have to confirm this issue: Something badly crashes here as well,
>> either grub or the extboot ROM or Seabios.
>> Does anyone has a good idea what makes the difference here, ie. where to
>> start debugging?
> May be TCG interprets something incorrectly in extboot.bin. Sounds
> unlikely, but symptoms look like this is the case.

Looks like the old story again: extboot tries to write to ROM (old_int13
and old_int19 variables). That happens to work due to KVM limitations,
but breaks once true protection is established. Don't we have some heap
managed by Seabios that extension ROMs can use?


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