Subject: Re: Creeping Feature of the week...
To: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: None <Chris_G_Demetriou@niagara.nectar.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 01/31/1996 13:23:18
> On Sun, 28 Jan 1996 21:03:12 -0600
> Peter Seebach <email@example.com> 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.