amd64 on Asus K8V SE Deluxe

Tim Robbins tjr at
Sat Oct 2 18:15:30 PDT 2004

On Sat, Oct 02, 2004 at 12:37:24PM -0700, Sean McNeil wrote:

> If you look in the freebsd-amd64 mailing list archive you will see all
> kinds of discussion about it.  My kernel is built with 32-bit binary
> compatibility by adding:
> options         COMPAT_IA32             # Compatible with i386 binaries
> and Linux 32-bit with
> options         COMPAT_LINUX32
> options         LINPROCFS
> I do not think these are setup as loadable modules yet, but I might be
> mistaken.  Loadable modules work great now too, so there is no reason
> they couldn't be built as modules I should think.

The only reason these can't be built usefully as modules on amd64 is that
Linux emulation depends on COMPAT_43, which is not enabled in GENERIC
(and shouldn't be). There's work underway to decouple COMPAT_LINUX from
COMPAT_43, and when that's done, the Linux modules will work fine.


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