Any idea of when qemu-system-arm will be supported for ?

Bruce Mitchell Bruce_Mitchell at
Tue Mar 31 01:35:55 AEDT 2020

I was looking for something like a -M wolfpass-bmc command line option like Romulus has -M romulus-bmc
(see here: )

Yet I find no wolfpass, S2600WF, nor Intel in the -machine help list. (see below)

~/OpenBMC_Development_Environment$ ./qemu-system-arm -version
QEMU emulator version 4.1.0 (v4.0.0-rc1-2953-g0d7c1ec-dirty)
Copyright (c) 2003-2019 Fabrice Bellard and the QEMU Project developers

~/OpenBMC_Development_Environment$ ./qemu-system-arm -machine help
Supported machines are:
akita                Sharp SL-C1000 (Akita) PDA (PXA270)
ast2500-evb          Aspeed AST2500 EVB (ARM1176)
ast2600-evb          Aspeed AST2600 EVB (Cortex A7)
borzoi               Sharp SL-C3100 (Borzoi) PDA (PXA270)
canon-a1100          Canon PowerShot A1100 IS
cheetah              Palm Tungsten|E aka. Cheetah PDA (OMAP310)
collie               Sharp SL-5500 (Collie) PDA (SA-1110)
connex               Gumstix Connex (PXA255)
cubieboard           cubietech cubieboard
emcraft-sf2          SmartFusion2 SOM kit from Emcraft (M2S010)
highbank             Calxeda Highbank (ECX-1000)
imx25-pdk            ARM i.MX25 PDK board (ARM926)
integratorcp         ARM Integrator/CP (ARM926EJ-S)
kzm                  ARM KZM Emulation Baseboard (ARM1136)
lm3s6965evb          Stellaris LM3S6965EVB
lm3s811evb           Stellaris LM3S811EVB
mainstone            Mainstone II (PXA27x)
mcimx6ul-evk         Freescale i.MX6UL Evaluation Kit (Cortex A7)
mcimx7d-sabre        Freescale i.MX7 DUAL SABRE (Cortex A7)
microbit             BBC micro:bit
midway               Calxeda Midway (ECX-2000)
mps2-an385           ARM MPS2 with AN385 FPGA image for Cortex-M3
mps2-an505           ARM MPS2 with AN505 FPGA image for Cortex-M33
mps2-an511           ARM MPS2 with AN511 DesignStart FPGA image for Cortex-M3
mps2-an521           ARM MPS2 with AN521 FPGA image for dual Cortex-M33
musca-a              ARM Musca-A board (dual Cortex-M33)
musca-b1             ARM Musca-B1 board (dual Cortex-M33)
musicpal             Marvell 88w8618 / MusicPal (ARM926EJ-S)
n800                 Nokia N800 tablet aka. RX-34 (OMAP2420)
n810                 Nokia N810 tablet aka. RX-44 (OMAP2420)
netduino2            Netduino 2 Machine
none                 empty machine
nuri                 Samsung NURI board (Exynos4210)
palmetto-bmc         OpenPOWER Palmetto BMC (ARM926EJ-S)
raspi2               Raspberry Pi 2
realview-eb          ARM RealView Emulation Baseboard (ARM926EJ-S)
realview-eb-mpcore   ARM RealView Emulation Baseboard (ARM11MPCore)
realview-pb-a8       ARM RealView Platform Baseboard for Cortex-A8
realview-pbx-a9      ARM RealView Platform Baseboard Explore for Cortex-A9
romulus-bmc          OpenPOWER Romulus BMC (ARM1176)
sabrelite            Freescale i.MX6 Quad SABRE Lite Board (Cortex A9)
smdkc210             Samsung SMDKC210 board (Exynos4210)
spitz                Sharp SL-C3000 (Spitz) PDA (PXA270)
swift-bmc            OpenPOWER Swift BMC (ARM1176)
sx1                  Siemens SX1 (OMAP310) V2
sx1-v1               Siemens SX1 (OMAP310) V1
terrier              Sharp SL-C3200 (Terrier) PDA (PXA270)
tosa                 Sharp SL-6000 (Tosa) PDA (PXA255)
verdex               Gumstix Verdex (PXA270)
versatileab          ARM Versatile/AB (ARM926EJ-S)
versatilepb          ARM Versatile/PB (ARM926EJ-S)
vexpress-a15         ARM Versatile Express for Cortex-A15
vexpress-a9          ARM Versatile Express for Cortex-A9
virt-2.10            QEMU 2.10 ARM Virtual Machine
virt-2.11            QEMU 2.11 ARM Virtual Machine
virt-2.12            QEMU 2.12 ARM Virtual Machine
virt-2.6             QEMU 2.6 ARM Virtual Machine
virt-2.7             QEMU 2.7 ARM Virtual Machine
virt-2.8             QEMU 2.8 ARM Virtual Machine
virt-2.9             QEMU 2.9 ARM Virtual Machine
virt-3.0             QEMU 3.0 ARM Virtual Machine
virt-3.1             QEMU 3.1 ARM Virtual Machine
virt-4.0             QEMU 4.0 ARM Virtual Machine
virt                 QEMU 4.1 ARM Virtual Machine (alias of virt-4.1)
virt-4.1             QEMU 4.1 ARM Virtual Machine
witherspoon-bmc      OpenPOWER Witherspoon BMC (ARM1176)
xilinx-zynq-a9       Xilinx Zynq Platform Baseboard for Cortex-A9
z2                   Zipit Z2 (PXA27x)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: openbmc [mailto:openbmc-
> at] On Behalf Of
> Alexander A. Filippov
> Sent: Monday, March 30, 2020 02:00
> To: openbmc at
> Subject: Re: Any idea of when qemu-system-arm will be supported for
> ?
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 05:17:37PM +0000, Bruce Mitchell wrote:
> > Any idea of when qemu-system-arm will be supported for
> ?
> >
> >
> It depends on what you want from qemu.
> For example, I use qemu to check that the firmware image is bootable
> and works
> fine:
> ```
> qemu-system-arm -M ast2500-evb -m size=512M \
>     -nographic -nodefaults -serial mon:stdio \
>     -net nic,model=ftgmac100 \
>     -drive file=<path-to-image-mtd>,format=raw,if=mtd
> ```
> This way has some failures:
>  - There is emulated MTD falsh drive only 32M size. As a result fit-image-
> b and
>    u-boot-env partitions are unreadable.
>  - There is no managed host. So there are not work the host power state
>    management, KVM, Virtual Media and so on.
> Probably there are more failures, which I have not noticed.
> While writing these lines I remembered that I use qemu-system-arm,
> built from
> source on
> It's important, because the qemu-system-arm from my distro is too old
> and this
> image is not working with it.
> Alexander.

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