Subject: Re: Creeping Feature of the week...
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/31/1996 13:23:18
> On Sun, 28 Jan 1996 21:03:12 -0600 
>  Peter Seebach <> wrote:
>  > How stupidly expensive would CPU emulation be, anyway?  I know I've seen
>  > software 8088's on 68000 boxes before, slow though they may be.
>  > 
>  > I wouldn't figure it'd be a *great* win, but it might be nice occasionally.
>  > Consider; a VAX 11/750 user could run the Sun-sparc Netscape!  :)
> I've seen a NetBSD system run TOPS-20 in a PDP-10 emulator.  It would be 
> cool to put that kind of emulator in the kernel...

I think you may have a different definition of 'cool' than I do...

Even if you _wanted_ to do binary translation or binary emulation, you
shouldn't to do it in the kernel, and there's no great _benefit_ to
doing it in the kernel.