From: Anthony Brock <brocka@st...> - 2005-03-04 00:24:53
Recently some individuals posted a "port" of the SKAS 3 patch to x86_64.
However, this port was for the 2.4 kernel. Has anyone worked on porting SKAS
3 (especially v7 or v8) to the x86_64 architecture on 2.6 kernel? Is this
even on the radar for the current developers?
On Friday 04 March 2005 01:24, Anthony Brock wrote:
> Recently some individuals posted a "port" of the SKAS 3 patch to x86_64.
> However, this port was for the 2.4 kernel.
And I know it didn't work... sadly.
> Has anyone worked on porting
> SKAS 3 (especially v7 or v8) to the x86_64 architecture on 2.6 kernel? Is
> this even on the radar for the current developers?
Yesterday I was working on it. I've put the code together, as I did last time,
now it's only time to debug it. However the two problems are:
1) I don't use a 64-bit arch normally (I have a ugly Fedora AMD64 installed).
2) when I did it last time, UML didn't boot and nothing in the patch made me
understood what was wrong.
I hope next week I can publish my version, even if I don't solve the problem,
so that eventually somebody will be able to fix it.
However, notice that what we can currently give is a port to run 32-bit UMLs.
Which is very nice, but not everything. On the host side, the 64-bit version
is probably ready and easier to debug than the 32-bit emulation.
The problem for 64-bit UMLs is that, to my knowledge, they must still get
support for 64-bit SKAS. It shouldn't be hard, I hope.
Paolo Giarrusso, aka Blaisorblade
Linux registered user n. 292729