[WISH] Linux kernel as drop-in replacement in FreeBSD?
kris at obsecurity.org
Tue Feb 7 18:12:49 PST 2006
On Wed, Feb 08, 2006 at 02:15:40AM +0100, Urs Schroffenegger wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 10:48:05PM +0100, cpghost wrote:
> >>since Linux' support for some hardware is better than FreeBSD's,
> >>it would be nice to have an *optional* way of running a FreeBSD
> >>system (userland, including all third party programs) on top
> >>of the Linux kernel.
> >>This would be somewhat the reverse of /boot/kernel/linux.ko,
> >>some kind of adaptation layer between Linux kernel and our libc,
> >>loader etc...
> >>If we had this feature (perhaps as a port), it would be
> >>convenient to boot into Linux kernel when FreeBSD-non-supported
> >>hardware is needed; of course keeping FreeBSD kernel as the
> >>default, high-performance optimized one for all normal cases.
> >>Perhaps someone's already working on this, but I can't find
> >>any hints or pointers to it.
> >There's a debian project to do this, but it's not likely anything that
> >will be merged into FreeBSD (let alone available as a port).
> IMHO, the debian project seems to be exactly the inverse of that: a
> freebsd kernel with GNU userland. (More info here:
Sorry, you're right. I don't know of anyone working on the OP's
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