Linuxolator on AMD64 Guidance

Thomas M. Hermann tmh.public at
Wed Mar 21 15:13:34 UTC 2007

Divacky Roman wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2007 at 10:06:16PM +0100, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
>> Quoting "Thomas M. Hermann" <tmh.public at> (Tue, 20 Mar 2007 15:06:01 -0500):
>>> Greetings,
>>> Is the goal of current linuxolator development to update support to
>>> 2.6.16 to be 64bit on amd64 or just update to 2.6.16 and run 32bit apps
>>> on amd64 as is done now? I've subscribed to freebsd-emulation &
>> The goal is to get 2.6.16 running. There's no active development for
>> 64bit support on amd64 (at least I'm not aware of one).
> netbsd supports linux at amd64 emulation and I think I could do the port in 
> a few weeks. if I get decent access to amd64 machine and enough time/money :)
> but seriously... linux64 emulation is a MUST and I think the port of netbsd
> code should not be THAT hard....
> opinions?
Since there is not active development of 64bit support on amd64, then I
advocate waiting until the 2.6.16 update is complete to start 64bit
development. In the short term, being able to run 32bit apps reliably is
better than being able run 64bit and 32bit apps unreliably. Besides,
this motivates me to come to some arrangement with the vendor to get a
native version, which is better than using the linux ABI anyway.



=== Thomas M. Hermann ===

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