The sabrelite machine model used by qemu-system-arm is based on the
Freescale/NXP i.MX6Q processor. This SoC has an on-board ethernet
controller which is supported in QEMU using the imx_fec.c module
(actually called imx.enet for this model.)

The include/hw/arm/fsm-imx6.h file defines the interrupt vectors for the
imx.enet device like this:

 #define FSL_IMX6_ENET_MAC_1588_IRQ 118
 #define FSL_IMX6_ENET_MAC_IRQ 119

According to,
page 225, in Table 3-1. ARM Cortex A9 domain interrupt summary,
interrupts are as follows.

151 ENET MAC 0 1588 Timer interrupt


150 - 32 == 118
151 - 32 == 119

In other words, the vector definitions in the fsl-imx6.h file are reversed.

This results in lost interrupt warnings when running recent (v4.15+) Linux
kernels, and the Ethernet interface will fail to probe.

Note that applying this patch will cause problems with older Linux kernels:
The Ethernet interface will fail to probe with Linux v4.9 and earlier.
Linux v4.1 and earlier will crash. This is a Linux kernel problem, not a
qemu problem: the Linux kernel only worked by accident since it requested
both interrupts.

Signed-off-by: Guenter Roeck <>
 include/hw/arm/fsl-imx6.h | 4 ++--
 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/include/hw/arm/fsl-imx6.h b/include/hw/arm/fsl-imx6.h
index ec6c509..06f8aae 100644
--- a/include/hw/arm/fsl-imx6.h
+++ b/include/hw/arm/fsl-imx6.h
@@ -438,8 +438,8 @@ typedef struct FslIMX6State {
 #define FSL_IMX6_HDMI_CEC_IRQ 116
 #define FSL_IMX6_MLB150_LOW_IRQ 117
-#define FSL_IMX6_ENET_MAC_1588_IRQ 118
-#define FSL_IMX6_ENET_MAC_IRQ 119
+#define FSL_IMX6_ENET_MAC_IRQ 118
+#define FSL_IMX6_ENET_MAC_1588_IRQ 119
 #define FSL_IMX6_PCIE1_IRQ 120
 #define FSL_IMX6_PCIE2_IRQ 121
 #define FSL_IMX6_PCIE3_IRQ 122

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