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Re: Fwd: Status and future of 3rd party ABI compatibility layer

On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 11:55 AM, Andrew Doran <> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:25:07AM -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 28, 2011 at 11:13:36AM +0200, haad wrote:
>> >
>> > With solaris.kmod we are compatible with solaris kernel, (we should
>> > be able to load solaris kernel modules).
>> Have you actually tried this?  I am pretty sure it would not work.
>> It appears to me that solaris.kmod includes shims that provide some
>> Solaris kernel interfaces at the *source* level in NetBSD, which
>> certainly makes it easier to port kernel code from Solaris but does
>> not (as far as I can tell) give us binary compatibility.
> Adam may have meant source level compat, it definitely does provide some
> level of that. Of course no binary compat as you say.

Sorry I incorrectly worded my response, we might be binary compatible.




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