Subject: Re: shell scripts in an emulation environment
To: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/29/1998 21:37:09
> On Thu, 29 Jan 1998, David Seifert wrote:
> : What if the utsname structure became a per-process structure,
> : inherited across fork? Then we add setuname() to change the
> : various fields to whatever we want.
> : Then we write a small wrapper program to set the desired uname info
> : and run the real app.
> Toss in a field for `hostid' (sparc/m68k platforms) and I'll bow before you.
> (Changing the hostid per-process is something I've been meaning to write
> code for.) This is an idea I was hesitating to propose, but since you bit
> the bullet,...
hw.machine = amiga
hw.model = DraCo rev.4 (68060 rev.1 CPU/MMU/FPU)
hw.ncpu = 1
hw.byteorder = 4321
hw.physmem = 41943040
hw.usermem = 37412864
hw.pagesize = 8192
hw.machine_arch = m68k
you mean, sysctl hw.cpumodel (which doesn't exist yet)?
We need this natively, btw. There are, depending on application class,
at least three sorts of 68k cpus we'd like to support (which is of
similar importance as the sun4/sun4c/sun4d/sun4m/sun4u distinction
to normal userland applications):
64bit intmuldiv expensive FP in HW
-m68020/030 yes yes
-m68040 yes no
-m68060 no no
... not even thinking about FPU-less machines.
so I've thought about something like this, too.