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Debugging QEMU using gdb

Question asked by Manish Tiwari Employee on Jan 26, 2015
Latest reply on Jan 29, 2015 by Yiping Wang

Hello all,


I have launched QEMU on p4080 with below options:


root@p4080ds:~# qemu-system-ppc -s -S -enable-kvm -nographic  -m 512 -M ppce500 -cpu e500mc -kernel uImage -initrd rootfs.ext2.gz -append "root=/dev/ram rw console=ttyS0,115200"


But don't see kernel come up with it and in order to debug it further, I have attached gdb .



root@p4080ds:~# gdb vmlinux -ex 'target remote localhost:1234'

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Reading symbols from /home/root/vmlinux...done.

Remote debugging using localhost:1234

0x00000000 in ?? ()

(gdb) b kvm_vcpu_ioctl

Breakpoint 1 at 0xc002ce60: file arch/powerpc/kvm/../../../virt/kvm/kvm_main.c, line 1963.

(gdb) p kvm_vcpu_ioctl

Cannot access memory at address 0xc002ce60




But I don't understand what "0x00000000 in ?? ()" &  "Cannot access memory at address 0xc002ce60" implies to?



Manish Tiwari.