Testing with QEMU

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QEMU is great for testing images and apps. There is no need to flash or install images back and forth on real hardware. Here are a few things that may help you testing OE stuff with QEMU.

Do's and Dont's

  • use at least version 0.9x of qemu, earlier versions are unreliable
  • if possible use the poky-qemu and poky-scripts, they are more widely tested than stock qemu

good to know

  • official documentation
  • Ctrl+Alt+1: guest OS
  • Ctrl+Alt+2: qemu monitor (supports tab-completion, hint: sendkey)
  • Ctrl+Alt+3: serial console
  • Ctrl+Alt+4: parallel console (?)
  • logfile at ???