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

Brian Sobolak brian at planetshwoop.com
Wed Feb 8 08:46:44 PST 2006

cpghost wrote:
> Hello,
> 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.

If I'm not mistaken, this is basically what Apple has done with OSX.  They
started with a Mach kernel instead of Linux, but the userland is BSD.

If you're not particular about the kernel, it might be an option for you.


Brian Sobolak

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