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Re: [Qemu-devel] utimensat trouble on mips

On 5 July 2011 13:07, Johannes Schauer <j.schauer@email.de> wrote:
> About a year ago, Kenneth Johansson reported [1], that trying to do a
> debian debootstrap using qemu user emulation will fail due to the
> following error:
> /bin/tar: ./postinst: Cannot utime: Level 2 not synchronized

This is the result of issues 1. and 2. listed by Wesley in this

> Now my questions are:
> * why is this happening with mips?

Because the particular bit of QEMU code which was wrongly returning
the host ENOSYS rather than the guest ENOSYS happened to be

> * is it a qemu bug?


> * why was nobody else complaining about it, given that this is an issue
>  for over a year now?

I imagine because not very many people use QEMU for MIPS in
linux-user mode. Often with QEMU things work OK at the point
they were last tested, but new guest features (like this new
syscall) can cause breakage.

-- PMM

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