GIT kernel with the PowerPC updates 5.11-1 doesn't boot on a FSL P5040 board and in a virtual e5500 QEMU machine

Michael Ellerman mpe at
Wed Dec 23 00:14:20 AEDT 2020

Christian Zigotzky <chzigotzky at> writes:
> Download: (md5sum: 
> b31c1c1ca1fcf5d4cdf110c4bce11654) The password for both 'root' and 
> 'mintppc' is 'mintppc'.
> QEMU command without KVM on macOS Intel: qemu-system-ppc64 -M ppce500 
> -cpu e5500 -m 1024 -kernel uImage -drive 
> format=raw,file=MintPPC32-X5000.img,index=0,if=virtio -netdev 
> user,id=mynet0 -device virtio-net-pci,netdev=mynet0 -append "rw 
> root=/dev/vda" -device virtio-vga -usb -device usb-ehci,id=ehci -device 
> usb-tablet -device virtio-keyboard-pci -smp 4 -vnc :1

I was able to boot the above (on powerpc, but not using KVM), using my
fixes branch.

Please give that branch a test:


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