From: Wichmann, Mats D <mats.d.wichmann@in...> - 2003-10-26 23:09:51
> > pierre.gentile@... said:
> > > Has anyone tried to implement user-mode-linux (skas patch and um
> > > architecture) on an Itanium IA-64 machine ?=20
> > Not really. I have an IA64 box sitting next to me, and=20
> > starting a port to it is on my list once I acquire some free time.
> I did some preliminary investigation into making ia64=20
> UML-friendly as a host (the changing syscall numbers bit),=20
> and after discovering why it won't work, I sent pleas for=20
> help to some HP folks to find out if it would be easy to
> fix. I did get one interested response, but no reply to my=20
> followup as yet.
It would be good if we'd be able to collect information
like this somewhere. I know there was a porting effort
at one of the Gelato member institutions (UIUC, I think),
that released a preliminary patch earlier this year, but
it's been silent on that front since.
A collection of experiences would be a useful resource,
From: Wichmann, Mats D <mats.d.wichmann@in...> - 2003-10-28 16:33:26
> mats.d.wichmann@... said:
> > It would be good if we'd be able to collect information like this
> > somewhere.
> It'd be good if someone would just do it. It's not that=20
> hard, and will be a lot easier once I get the Opteron port merged.
> A patch will be way more useful than a collection of experiences.
Well, sure... but it would be nice if someone new
starting on such a project could benefit from knowing
of past pitfalls, right? Given that there have been
one or more efforts that didn't bear fruit, maybe
it's harder than it looks (except for Jeff who might
actually know what he's doing :-).
If I had the time-and-skills I'd have been working on
this long ago but the former has been so lacking I
haven't even gotten to test the latter :-(
From: Jeff Dike <jdike@ad...> - 2003-10-27 00:55:36
> It would be good if we'd be able to collect information like this
It'd be good if someone would just do it. It's not that hard, and will be
a lot easier once I get the Opteron port merged.
A patch will be way more useful than a collection of experiences.