Jeff Dike writes:
> listreader@... said:
> > Does anyone have any thoughts on getting UML running under AIX?
> > Tools required?
> A compiler and an editor :-)
I don't need an editor - I can edit here and ftp there;-) Or patch
That's probably what I'd do actually - editing through a modem is Not
> > Degree of difficulty?
> It hasn't been done before, so you'd have to deal with all of the Linux-isms
> embedded in the code.
> You need to see if AIX has a mechanism for intercepting and nullifying Linux
> system calls. You also need a fairly general mmap. If you've got those, you
> can probably make everything else work.
> > Constructing a Linux filesystem to run against?
> What's the processor under AIX these days? ppc? And are you asking because
> of UML/ppc :-)
> The filesystem is a normal Linux filesystem for that processor. Bit-for-bit
> the same.
I'm asking coz I can have an account on AIX to do it. The ppc work is
a handy coz I'd hate to do THAT as well, though the third hardware
platform should be lots easier.
After I posted here I took my self off ti Virtual IBM and found, as
Rolls Royce would sa, "adequate" tools - gcc, rpm, autoconf, vm, emacs
(or xemacs), Apache web server, cdrecord...
The binaries came in two flavours "IA64" and "Power", the latter have .ppc. in
So it looks like the tooks are readily available. I presume that if I
find a source of ppc packages for Linux I will have no problem making
Overall, the contents of the IBM website are quite reassuring.