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Re: user-mode-linux for Mach?

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: user-mode-linux for Mach?
Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2007 13:34:19 +0100
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On Thu, Dec 14, 2006 at 12:36:21AM +0200, Constantine Kousoulos wrote:
> Currently, uml does not support device handling from user space 
> nor has been ported to any os other than linux. However, it is 
> just a user space process, so i'm not pessimistic about porting it 
> to the Hurd.
> I'm clueless about system call interception and ptrace() in 
> GNU/Hurd. Most likely, they are not supported. However, can't we 
> implement something like that? I've never implemented system call 
> interception before :) but the theory is not that hard to 
> understand. Ptrace() seems more difficult.
> All in all, uml is not a sure bet but seems very promising IMHO. 
> If it works, it could provide the Hurd with a very good tool for a 
> long term usage.

Curious, did you already have a look?


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