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Re: [PATCH] faq/64-bit.mdwn: added up to date 64-bit porting info open_i

From: Sergey Bugaev
Subject: Re: [PATCH] faq/64-bit.mdwn: added up to date 64-bit porting info open_issues/64-bit_port.mdwn: added up to date 64-bit porting info
Date: Mon, 15 May 2023 18:58:12 +0300

On Mon, May 15, 2023 at 6:12 PM Guy-Fleury Iteriteka
<gfleury@disroot.org> wrote:
> On May 15, 2023 4:38:34 PM GMT+02:00, "jbranso@dismail.de" 
> <jbranso@dismail.de> wrote:
> >+As of May 2023, the Hurd developers have a bootable 64-bit Debian
> Are sure a debian hurd boot??

I'm rather sure some patches required to get anything serious (e.g.
ext2fs) booting and working still only exist on my tablet, so this
must be talking about me.

What I have here is not really a bootable Debian... it's a Frankenhurd
made partly out of Samuel's debs, partly built myself. There's not
much of a system, there are the Hurd servers, libraries, and /bin/sh
(and some utilities I'm calling from it like uname). This is in many
ways like booting Linux with init=/bin/sh, surely you wouldn't call
that 'booting Debian'?

A more correct description would be:

Work on the x8_64 userland port started in Feb 2023 [note: I'm
counting from my first x86_64 glibc patches, but surely there's been
related work before, e.g. Flavio's MIG changes]. As of May 2023, the
x86_64 port works well enough to start all the essential Hurd servers
and run /bin/sh.

(If you want more specific dates: I first got ld.so and libc.so
building on March 11th, the bootstrap task first ran all the way to
main on April 20th, and I got /bin/sh running on May12th).


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