Re: Status of Hurd on Alpha?
>>>>> Falk Hueffner writes:
FH> Hi, I have now acces to an Alpha 164SX system, and would like to
FH> know if it would be possible to have a Hurd based GNU/Linux
FH> running on it.
[For future reference: since such a system doesn't use the Linux
kernel, we simply call it ``GNU''.]
Yes, that most definitely is possible. The major requirements would
be to port GNU Mach, then the GNU C library (which should be quite
easy, given that it already works on Alpha Linux), then finally the
FH> I know the Mach kernel should be easy to port in theory...
I am not a kernel hacker, so I won't claim that it's ``easy'', but I
do know that it should be made easier because of all the other free
kernels that have been ported to the Alpha.
If you have serious interest in attempting a new port, please declare
your intentions to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that the Hurd and GNU Mach
people know what you're doing.
Gordon Matzigkeit <email@example.com> //\ I'm a FIG (http://www.fig.org/)
Lovers of freedom, unite! \// I use GNU (http://www.gnu.org/)