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

From: Joshua Branson
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 13:19:00 -0400
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Sergey Bugaev <bugaevc@gmail.com> writes:

> 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.

Ok thanks.  I'll reword that to something that we can add to the wiki.

> (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).
> Sergey


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