Some system emulations on Linux habit KVM, a special emulation modality which claims to reach about native focal ratio. KVM is chiefly used for x86 ( 32 and 64 bite ) emulation on x86 hosts running Linux. Should you want to run Qemu with KVM support on a G5, depending on your distribution, you might have to compile your own kernel with KVM hold. If your host ‘s ( your computer ) architecture matches the node ‘s ( QEMU ) architecture and is running Mac OS 10.10 or higher, then you could speed up execution to near native accelerate using this choice : -accel hvf

Installing QEMU using a package director

Tigerbrew :

 brew install qemu

home brew :

 brew install qemu

MacPorts :

 sudo port install qemu

fink :

 fink install qemu

build QEMU for macOS

The system requirements are :

  • One of the two most recent versions of macOS (currently Catalina or Big Sur)
  • The clang compiler shipped with the version of Xcode for that OS X. GCC might also work, but we recommend clang

Additional build requirements are :
make ( when installed through brew, make is installed as gmake, so use gmake ) After downloading the QEMU source code, double-click it to expand it. then configure and make QEMU. The target-list option is used to build only the machine or machines you want. If you do n’t specify it, all machines would be built. probably not what you want .

./configure --target-list=

This direction does n’t require you to wait for the configure command to complete :

./configure --target-list= && make

If your system has the ‘say ‘ command, you can use it to tell you when QEMU is done

 ./configure --target-list=i386-softmmu,ppc-softmmu && make ; say "I'm all done compiling QEMU"

You can use ‘./configure — help ‘ to see a full moon tilt of options. here are all the presently available machines :

  • aarch64-softmmu
  • alpha-softmmu
  • arm-softmmu
  • cris-softmmu
  • i386-softmmu
  • lm32-softmmu
  • m68k-softmmu
  • microblaze-softmmu
  • microblazeel-softmmu
  • mips-softmmu
  • mips64-softmmu
  • mips64el-softmmu
  • mipsel-softmmu
  • moxie-softmmu
  • or32-softmmu
  • ppc-softmmu
  • ppc64-softmmu
  • ppcemb-softmmu
  • s390x-softmmu
  • sh4-softmmu
  • sh4eb-softmmu
  • sparc-softmmu
  • sparc64-softmmu
  • tricore-softmmu
  • unicore32-softmmu
  • x86_64-softmmu
  • xtensa-softmmu
  • xtensaeb-softmmu

We recommend building QEMU with the -default compiler provided by Apple, for your version of Mac OS X ( which will be ‘clang ‘ ). The configure script will automatically pick this .

Errors on previous compilers

note : If after the configure step you see a message like this :

ERROR: Your compiler does not support the __thread specifier for
       Thread-Local Storage (TLS). Please upgrade to a version that does.

you may have to install your own adaptation of gcc. You can build it from source ( expect that to take respective hours ) or obtain third base party binaries of gcc available from Homebrew or MacPorts. You can have several versions of GCC on your system. To specify a certain version, use the — milliliter and — one hundred twenty options .

./configure --cxx= --cc= 

Build with LLVM/Clang 7

If you need to compile with newer versions of clang ( to get f.i. AVX/AVX2 support ), you can install llvm through for example, brew.

brew install llvm

note that build for machines with CPUs supporting such extensions will exclude running your binary on earlier machines. compose with :

export PATH="/usr/local/opt/llvm/bin:$PATH"
./configure --cc=clang-7 --cxx=clang++-7 --host-cc=clang-7 \
--extra-cflags=-mavx2 \
--extra-cxxflags="-I/usr/local/opt/llvm/include" \
--extra-ldflags="-L/usr/local/opt/llvm/lib -L/usr/local/opt/libffi/lib -L/usr/local/opt/llvm/lib -Wl,-rpath,/usr/local/opt/llvm/lib" \

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