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Re: Linux emulation

On 3 Apr, 2014, at 15:33 , Justin Cormack 
<justin%specialbusservice.com@localhost> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 10:30 PM, Dennis Ferguson
> <dennis.c.ferguson%gmail.com@localhost> wrote:
>> I think it can be enabled unconditionally.  I think the ABI the
>> kernel was compiled for doesn't matter, it is the ABI the Linux
>> binary was compiled for which causes things to change.  The executive
>> decision would be whether the emulation code should run with Linux
>> binaries of either ABI or whether just picking one ABI is sufficient.
> There is little point supporting OABI Linux as there is very little of
> it left now. It would be very hard to test.

NetBSD should aspire to that.

If that's the case, though, then it seems like the minimum work plan
might be to convert the current Linux emulation to EABI Linux exclusively,
and only compile that into EABI NetBSD kernels to avoid having to deal
with structure padding mismatches.

Dennis Ferguson

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