Subject: Re: NetBSD AMD64 and linux compatibility?
To: david <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: port-amd64
Date: 01/10/2004 10:17:37
david <> writes:
> Hi I've never ran netbsd before, but I do run freebsd on most of my
> servers. We are purchasing a dual opteron machine soon and I have
> noticed that netbsd has some of the best support for the amd64 line of
> processors. However, linux compatibility is a must for this machine
> and I was hoping someone could elaborate on what my chances would be
> for getting linux 32bit and/or 64bit compiled binaries to run
> stable. Also, if they will run, will there be a performance hit?

I don't remember what portions of the linux emulation for amd64 are
finished and which are not. However, in general, linux emulation under
NetBSD is highly stable and does not involve a performance hit.

Perry E. Metzger