Subject: Re: config options
To: Randy Terbush <>
From: Aleksi (Metalite) Suhonen a.k.a Axu <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/04/1995 23:15:36
}- > On Fri, 03 Mar 1995 18:45:32 -0600 
}- >  Randy Terbush <> wrote:

}- >  > Can I run SUNOS binaries on my i386 machine? HPUX?  I also see that
}- >  > there is compat/linux support.

}- > Hmm...SunOS m68k (or sparc) binaries on an i386....umm, nope.  :-)  
}- > HP-UX, nope.

}- Assuming this is a bit order restriction, and further assuming that
}- the COMPAT_SUNOS option would even compile on i386, could it be
}- a simple matter of converting the bit order?

}- Dumb question I suppose....

Now if I've understood a lot of things correctly binary compatibility
means that the kernel knows how different other types of kernels
(within the same OS but different versions or completelety other OSs)
mark their executables and how they are to be run. It doesn't mean
that the kernel would translate machine language meant for another

This raises a question in me tho. Is the (new?) Linux compatibility code
Only for PC Clones or does it work on Amigas too?

}- -Randy

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