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Re: Dropping 386 support

On Sat, 2004-10-23 at 18:35 +0200, Frank Lichtenheld wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 22, 2004 at 11:34:50AM -0400, Andres Salomon wrote:
> > If someone from the kernel or glibc team had access to a real 386, we
> > might be able to make (userspace) support work.  Would it be possible to
> > get access to this machine? 
> hmm, I can make that possible (I can probably get it connected
> to the internet somewhere in the university and then offer ssh access to
> it). What kind of access would you need? Do you need to test woody->sid upgrades or
> do you need a plain woody or a plain sarge? Chroots? Is ssh enough or do
> you need serial console, too?

At least for me, I'm thinking simply shell access to a plain sarge
install would be fine.  I'd like to play w/ catching SIGILLs via a
preloaded shared library.  From there, it should be possible to either
a) make a package for the lib, add it as a dependency, and have the
preload stuff set up if running on a true 80386, or b) add the
functionality to glibc.  I shouldn't need any special privileges or
kernel/system modifications.  Just ssh should be fine.

Andres Salomon <dilinger@voxel.net>

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