Subject: Re: NetBSD 0.9 binary compatibility in 1.0?
To: None <>
From: David Jones <>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 12/18/1994 12:39:55
> To my knowledge gdb can be used to inspect core dumps but not to
> run anything (set breakpoints, singlestep, etc.) in 1.0. That
> really sets some limitations to 1.0 usage (for me at least).

If I could only sniff a core dump I'd be happy.

GDB reports "file is not a core file", using a 1.0A kernel.

I've FTPed the GDB source from GNU, but ./configure m68k-cbm-bsd doesn't
work.  What's the accepted machine description (configure was unable
to find one by default).

> OK, what about this 64-bit off_t fuss that has been around?
> Are there separeate 64-bit system calls in the system call table
> so that old 0.9 32-bit binaries don't confuze the kernel?


Now that off_t wars have died down, I have another proposal:

2037 AD is closer than you think.  We must upgrade to 64-bit time_t's.
Great fun for:

int t;



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