DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2008-06
Re: [amd64] reusing FreeBSD code
On Wed, June 18, 2008 3:29 pm, Jordan Gordeev wrote:
> I'm the GSoC student doing the amd64 port.
You may have already seen it, but:
I have links in the Digest to Noah Yan's AMD64 work, some of which is
already committed. I think Noah had some uncommitted work that was
available as a patch. Some searching leads me to this git repo, which may
have newer code than what's committed:
I think Noah Yan's strategy was to work from the FreeBSD source, adapting
it to the changes in DragonFly as he went along.
Here's a post with Matt describing some of the inital steps; I think it
My Digest posts probably don't catch everything; Noah Yan was active
during late summer/fall of last year, so looking through 2007/07 and past
on kernel@ will see some of his work history.
Is it possible to compile a 64-bit vkernel to test this stuff? It would
make life easier, but I suspect it can't work realistically without having
a 64-bit "host" kernel.