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Re: What about L4? (was: gurd installation problem)

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: What about L4? (was: gurd installation problem)
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 22:41:14 +0100

   As far as I know, L4 performs well on AMD64 architecture; does
   anyone any easy way of using Hurd on L4 with this distribution?

Unless you only want to watch the output of `banner', Hurd/L4 is
completely unsuitable for people to actually use.

   (well, if not easy, at least a way to do so that does not imply
   re-compiling everything or starting from scratch)

One should only need to recompile GNU Mach, and maybe the GNU C
Library.  Atleast to get the system booting and being usable, you
might need to recompile anything that uses instructions not avaiable
on AMD-64, but which are avaiable on IA-32 machines (wouldn't know
what kind of instructions that would be, but anyway).

The problem is mostly in GNU Mach which is really picky about what
hardware you run it on.

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