Subject: Re: NetBSD/usermode
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 12/28/2007 14:50:35
der Mouse wrote:
>> I'd like some feedback before I decide if I should commit a pet
>> project I have been working on over the past few days.
>> What I've done is created a port of NetBSD which runs as a userspace
>> application [...]
> Now *that* is *cool*.
> Does this stuff depend on hardware virtualization features, or is it
> something that should be a fairly routine (if tedious) port to anything
> that already runs NetBSD?  (I would think it would be the former,
> because I have trouble seeing how things like syscalls from user
> programs could be handled right otherwise, but I've been surprised
> before....)

No hardware virtualization is required, so it should theoretically work 
on any hardware that we support.