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Re: question on binary emulation of linux on netbsd/arm ports

Hi Ignatios,
Thanks a lot for your quick reply.
My question was from OS emulation perspective only.
A furthur question in relation to this:
are there any existing RTOS emulations? ex:Can NetBSD emulate VxWorks(/any other RTOS) on the same CPU architecture.
Thanks in advance,
On Fri, Jan 9, 2009 at 12:51 PM, Ignatios Souvatzis <is%netbsd.org@localhost> wrote:
On Fri, Jan 09, 2009 at 09:54:44AM +0100, Thirupathiah Annapureddy wrote:

> Does the NetBSD binary emulation for linux, mac os x etc. work on NetBSD arm
> ports?

Seeing what you list, "no", or maybe "partially".

The details:

the cited emulation is only an OS kernel emulation, not a CPU emulation.
e.g. NetBSD/i386 can emulate Linux/i386,
       NetBSD/powerpc can emulate Darwin/ppc. etc.

NetBSD/arm would be able to emulate Linux/arm (if we implemented this),
but can't emulate Linux/i386 or MacOSX/ppc or MacOSX/amd64, and to my
knowledge, there is no MacOSX/arm.

I hope this answers your question.

       Ignatios Souvatzis

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