Re: [Linux-ia64] Re: PROPOSED: 32/64 bit coexistance
- To: David Mosberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Subject: Re: [Linux-ia64] Re: PROPOSED: 32/64 bit coexistance
- From: Christoph Hellwig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 18:57:15 +0200
- Message-id: <20010918185715.A28035@caldera.de>
- In-reply-to: <email@example.com>; from firstname.lastname@example.org on Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 09:33:11AM -0700
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On Tue, Sep 18, 2001 at 09:33:11AM -0700, David Mosberger wrote:
> I think LSB is correct in suggesting /libXX for the native code model
> and "something" else for emulated code models. /opt/emu32 is clearly
> a silly name though: it mixes up the data model and the code model
> again. For the IA-64 Linux project, we're currently using
> /emul/ia32-linux for the IA-32 subsystem. (If there is strong
> objection and good reasons to reject the "/emul" prefix, I suppose we
> could use /opt/emu/ia32-linux/ instead.)
Don't put it in /opt. For something like a binray emulator /opt
is just silly.
Currently mips and sparc use /usr/gnemul/<opsys>, Linux-ABI for ix86
uses /emul/<opsys>. I'd suggest going for one of those, possibly
the latter (:)).
> A related question is whether /emul/ is reserved for "same OS"
> emulation. E.g., where would a Windows emulator go? If /emul/ only
> ever contains Linux emulators, then we could change the prefix to
> /emul/ia32/ but, from a user perspective, I think it would be
> preferable if /emul/ were allowed to contain foreign OS emulators as
It does. On Linux-ABI I use e.g. /emul/osr5, /emul/uw7 and /emul/svr4.
Id suggest using /emul/<opsys> for emulations of another operating
system for the same architecture, /emul/<arch>-<opsys> for non-native.
Windows should go into /emul/win64 and /emul/ia32-win32.
Whip me. Beat me. Make me maintain AIX.