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Mon Oct 8 16:21:34 2007 UTC (13 years, 3 months ago) by dpavlin
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$Id: HISTORY,v 1.1497 2007/03/18 03:41:36 debug Exp $
20070224	Minor update to the initialization of the ns16550 in
		machine_walnut.c, to allow that machine type to boot with the
		new interrupt system (although it is still a dummy machine).
		Adding a wdc at 0x14000000 to machine_landisk.c, and fixing
		the SCIF serial interrupts of the SH4 cpu enough to get
		NetBSD/landisk booting from a disk image :-)  Adding a
		preliminary install instruction skeleton to guestoses.html.
20070306	Adding SH-IPL+G PROM emulation, and also passing the "end"
		symbol in r5 on bootup, for Landisk emulation. This is enough
		to get OpenBSD/landisk to install :)  Adding a preliminary
		install instruction skeleton to the documentation. SuperH
		emulation is still shaky, though :-/
20070307	Fixed a strangeness in memory_sh.c (read/write was never
		returned for any page). (Unknown whether this fixes any actual
		problems, though.)
20070308	dev_ram.c fix: invalidate code translations on writes to
		RAM, emulated as separate devices. Linux/dreamcast gets
		further in the boot process than before, but still bugs out
		in userland.
		Fixing bugs in the "stc.l gbr,@-rN" and "ldc.l @rN+,gbr" SuperH 
		instructions (they should NOT check the MD bit), allowing the
		Linux/dreamcast Live CD to reach userland correctly :-)
20070310	Changing the cpu name "Alpha" in src/useremul.c to "21364" to
		unbreak userland syscall emulation of FreeBSD/Alpha binaries.
20070314	Applying a patch from Michael Yaroslavtsev which fixes the
		previous Linux lib64 patch to the configure script.
20070315	Adding a (dummy) sun4v machine type, and SPARC T1 cpu type.
20070316	Creating a new directory, src/disk, and moving diskimage.c
		to it. Separating out bootblock loading stuff from emul.c into
		new files in src/disk.
		Adding some more SPARC registers.
20070318	Preparing/testing for a minirelease, 0.4.4.1.

==============  RELEASE 0.4.4.1  ==============


1 dpavlin 36 Release notes for Gavare's eXperimental Emulator (GXemul), 0.4.4.1
2     ==================================================================
3 dpavlin 2
4 dpavlin 34 Copyright (C) 2003-2007 Anders Gavare.
5 dpavlin 2
6    
7 dpavlin 14 GXemul is an experimental instruction-level machine emulator. Several
8     emulation modes are available. In some modes, processors and surrounding
9 dpavlin 12 hardware components are emulated well enough to let unmodified operating
10     systems (e.g. NetBSD) run as if they were running on a real machine.
11 dpavlin 2
12 dpavlin 34 Processors (ARM, MIPS, PowerPC, SuperH) are emulated using dynamic
13     translation. Unlike some other dynamically translating emulators, GXemul
14     does not need to generate native code, only a "runnable intermediate
15     representation", and will thus run on any host architecture.
16    
17 dpavlin 22 The documentation lists the machines and guest operating systems that can
18 dpavlin 28 be regarded as "working" in GXemul. The best working guest operating
19 dpavlin 34 systems are probably NetBSD/pmax and NetBSD/cats.
20 dpavlin 2
21 dpavlin 20
22 dpavlin 36 Changes between release 0.4.3 and 0.4.4.1 include, among other things:
23 dpavlin 12
24 dpavlin 34 o) The interrupt subsystem has been redesigned. This means two things:
25 dpavlin 2
26 dpavlin 34 x) Internal code cleanup, which makes the whole emulator more
27     maintainable. Instead of using magically encoded integers
28     for interrupts, strings are now used. These strings are in
29     the form of "paths", so that devices and busses can more
30     easily be connected to other busses, devices, or CPUs.
31 dpavlin 10
32 dpavlin 34 x) Some machine types which happened to work in release 0.4.3,
33     but were not listed in the documentation as working, may
34     have stopped working now. As always, the documentation should
35     indicate the combinations of machine modes and guest OSes that
36     are supposed to work.
37 dpavlin 2
38 dpavlin 36 o) SuperH (SH4) emulation is now somewhat more stable.
39 dpavlin 2
40 dpavlin 36 x) GXemul 0.4.4: A NetBSD/dreamcast Live CD works.
41     x) GXemul 0.4.4.1: A Linux/dreamcast Live CD also works.
42    
43 dpavlin 34 o) PowerPC "G4" emulation is now stable enough to let NetBSD/macppc
44     run from a disk image. (Installing actually worked before, but the
45     NetBSD/macppc GENERIC kernel uses AltiVec instructions which were
46     not implemented correctly.)
47 dpavlin 2
48 dpavlin 34 o) The PICA-61 (arc) and i80321 (evbarm) emulation modes now have their
49     timers fixed at 100 Hz. A hardcoded speed like this is very ugly, but
50     it is at least better than before (when the timer wasn't really
51     running at any specific speed at all).
52 dpavlin 2
53 dpavlin 24 Please read the HISTORY files for more details.
54    
55    
56 dpavlin 2 Files included in this release are:
57    
58     HISTORY Detailed revision history / changelog.
59     LICENSE Copyright message / license.
60     README Quick start instructions, for the impatient.
61     RELEASE This file.
62     TODO TODO notes.
63 dpavlin 4 configure, Makefile.skel sh and make scripts for building GXemul.
64 dpavlin 24 demos Tutorial-like demos of testmachine functionality.
65 dpavlin 2 doc Documentation.
66     experiments Experimental code. (Usually not needed.)
67 dpavlin 4 src Source code.
68 dpavlin 2
69 dpavlin 24 To build the emulator, run the configure script, and then run make. This
70 dpavlin 22 should work on most Unix-like systems.
71 dpavlin 2
72 dpavlin 24
73 dpavlin 4 Regarding files in the src/include/ directory: only some of these are written
74     by me, the rest are from other sources (such as NetBSD). The license text says
75 dpavlin 2 that "All advertising materials mentioning features or use of this software"
76     must display acknowledgements. Even though I do NOT feel I mention features or
77     use of the header files (the "software") in any advertising materials, I am
78     still very grateful for the fact that these people have made their files
79     available for re-use, so regardless of legal requirements, I guess thanking
80     them like this is in order:
81    
82     This product includes software developed by the University of
83     California, Berkeley and its contributors.
84    
85     This product includes software developed for the
86     NetBSD Project. See http://www.netbsd.org/ for
87     information about NetBSD.
88    
89     This product includes software developed by Jonathan Stone for
90     the NetBSD Project.
91    
92     This product includes software developed for the NetBSD Project
93     by Matthias Drochner.
94    
95     This product includes software developed by the NetBSD
96     Foundation, Inc. and its contributors.
97    
98     This product includes software developed by Christopher G. Demetriou.
99     [for the NetBSD Project.]
100    
101     This product includes software developed by Adam Glass.
102    
103     This product includes software developed by the PocketBSD project
104     and its contributors.
105    
106     This product includes software developed by Peter Galbavy.
107    
108     Carnegie Mellon University (multiple header files,
109     no specific advertisement text required)
110    
111     This product includes software developed by Charles M. Hannum.
112    
113     This product includes software developed under OpenBSD by Per Fogelström.
114    
115     This product includes software developed by Per Fogelström.
116    
117     This product includes software developed at Ludd, University of
118     Luleå, Sweden and its contributors.
119    
120     This product includes software developed by Hellmuth Michaelis
121     and Joerg Wunsch
122    
123     The font(s) in devices/fonts are Copyright (c) 1992, 1993, 1994
124     by Hellmuth Michaelis and Joerg Wunsch. ("This product includes software
125     developed by Hellmuth Michaelis and Joerg Wunsch", well, the font
126     is maybe not software, but still...)
127    
128     impactsr-bsd.h is Copyright (C) 2004 by Stanislaw Skowronek.
129    
130     This product includes software developed for the NetBSD Project by
131     Wasabi Systems, Inc. [by Simon Burge]
132    
133     arcbios_other.h is Copyright (c) 1996 M. Warner Losh.
134    
135     This product includes software developed by Marc Horowitz.
136    
137 dpavlin 14 This product includes software developed by Brini.
138    
139     This product includes software developed by Mark Brinicombe
140     for the NetBSD Project.
141    
142 dpavlin 20 This product includes software developed by TooLs GmbH.
143    
144     This product includes software developed by Manuel Bouyer.
145    
146 dpavlin 22 This product includes software developed by the Alice Group.
147    
148 dpavlin 24 This product includes software developed by Ichiro FUKUHARA.
149    
150 dpavlin 32 This product includes software developed by Marcus Comstedt.
151    
152 dpavlin 12 Also, src/include/alpha_rpb.h requires the following:
153    
154     Copyright (c) 1994, 1995, 1996 Carnegie-Mellon University.
155     All rights reserved.
156    
157     Author: Keith Bostic, Chris G. Demetriou
158    
159     Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software and
160     its documentation is hereby granted, provided that both the copyright
161     notice and this permission notice appear in all copies of the
162     software, derivative works or modified versions, and any portions
163     thereof, and that both notices appear in supporting documentation.
164    
165 dpavlin 2 See individual files for license details, if you plan to redistribute GXemul
166     or reuse code.
167    
168 dpavlin 24
169 dpavlin 2 If you have found GXemul useful in some way, or feel like sending me comments
170     or feedback in general, then mail me at anders(at)gavare.se.
171    

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