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Re: Kernel compatibility between NetBSD/xen and NetBSD/i386 (or NetBSD/amd64)
On Fri, Oct 16, 2009 at 10:19:56AM +0100, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> "uname -m" reports "i386" (respectively "amd64") under a NetBSD/xen kernel.
> I think this is wrong because the two kernels are not ABI compatible
> to none Xen kernels.
> I would therefore like to suggest to NetBSD/xen report "xen-i386"
> (respectively "xen-amd64") as the machine. After this change has
> been made we could teach the build framework to create both
> kind of modules.
I've been thinnking about this already; what's stopped me doing it is
compatibility with third-party sofware. What do we break by changing
x86's uname -m output ?
Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference
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