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Re: A More Radical Multi-Arch Counter-Proposal

On Fri, Jan 16, 2004 at 06:47:49PM +0100, Simon Richter wrote:
> Hi,
> > Proposal:
> >  A. Develop two architecture:
> >     i386 : this is Debian/i386 as exist today
> >     amd64: this a native port of Debian to Amd64 with 64 bit binaries.
> >  B. On Amd64, people have the choice to install either i386 or amd64
> >  C. People that need both install a i386 chroot on top of amd64 or a
> >     amd64 chroot on top of i386.
> > Optional:
> >  D. Debian provides a front-end to debootstrap and debhelper to make
> >  installation and integration of chroot easier.
> E. Debian provides a patched ld.so for the amd64 platform that knows how
> to chroot() and re-exec(), thus providing transparency. 

Theodore T'so in <[🔎] 20040117170403.GA1135@thunk.org> say that kernel 2.6
support "namespaces, so that different programs get to see a different
set of mounts".

It seems to allow a kernel-level way to implement that, nice!

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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