[WISH] Linux kernel as drop-in replacement in FreeBSD?

cpghost cpghost at cordula.ws
Tue Feb 7 22:59:57 PST 2006

On Tue, Feb 07, 2006 at 07:59:27PM -0500, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> On 07/02/06 cpghost said:
> > 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.
> Then run Gentoo Linux. It's the closest you'll get to FreeBSD in Linux land.
> Their "portage" system is basically a ports ripoff.

That's exactly what I'm doing right now. For example when I need
to use my Pinnacle DC10+ (Zoran) card, I simply reboot into Gentoo,
do the capture, and then reboot into FreeBSD to run the rest of
mjpegtools. Same for MIDI recording etc... or other stuff that's
currently unavailable within FreeBSD.

The problem with this is that there are two systems to care for:
my primary FreeBSD environment, and a minimal Gentoo environment
just for a few programs. This is not really such a big deal, just
an idea for future improvements; and perhaps an interesting new
sub-project. :)

> Mike
> -- 
> Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at digitaltorque.ca>
> "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a
> touch of genius - and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction."
> --Albert Einstein


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