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Re: libl4 test cases

From: Espen Skoglund
Subject: Re: libl4 test cases
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2005 12:59:44 +0100

[Neal H Walfield]
>>> I was browsing the L4Ka site earlier, and they have listed but not
>>> linked the PowerPC/64 architecture as being either supported or
>>> under development. Assuming that the L4 kernel is made to run on
>>> Cell, what are issues and challenges to making L4/Hurd also work?
>> If you were to use an IDL compiler for Hurd: absolutely nothing.

> How does an IDL compiler encapsulate the architectural differences
> which is what I think Douglas is referring to?  For instance, how
> would an IDL compiler eliminate the need to write low-level locking
> primitives, memory barriers and TLS support?

I would think that these things are covered somewhere deep down in
glibc.  But then I'm not very familiar with glibc internals, so I
couldn't say whether there is a clear separation in glibc regarding
hardware and the underlying OS.


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