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Re: Porting the Hurd to L4 (glibc dependencies, dropping glibc?)

From: Farid Hajji
Subject: Re: Porting the Hurd to L4 (glibc dependencies, dropping glibc?)
Date: Sun, 29 Oct 2000 23:25:15 +0100

> Please excuse if this is a trivial non-issue (but let me know so I learn 
> something :). My impression was that the translators depended upon some bits 
> in the filesystem that the Hurd sets differently (and which no other OS 
> really understands yet). Would this not cause problems porting sub-hurds in 
> other operating systems? I suppose it could be done under a loopback 
> filesystem. I haven't played with those enough to know how sturdy they are 
> when it comes to compiling or other intense use. But the Hurd would have to 
> be tucked away somewhere out of reach otherwise everytime they fsck things 
> break. I seem to remember hearing that tar did not keep track of translators 
> yet, so archiving them wouldn't solve this. 
A sub-hurd running under a host-os would have access to either a raw partition
where it could put its enhanced ext2fs/ufs if it so wishes. The same holds
true for virtual filesystems located on a file (what you mean by loopback
filesystem). I don't see any (major) problem here.


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