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Re: [Qemu-discuss] Newbie: Running Solaris8/SPARC binaries / shared obje

From: Djordje Dragic
Subject: Re: [Qemu-discuss] Newbie: Running Solaris8/SPARC binaries / shared objects on x86-Linux Machines
Date: Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:58:04 +0200

On Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:09:15 +0200
Hartmut Rombach <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi there,
> I am in charge of some hardware built back in the 1980th, which is controlled 
> by a SPARC computer under Solaris 8. Unfortunately this hardware has to 
> survive several more years. I want to replace the SPARC by a state-of-the art 
> Linux / x86 computer, but:
> I don't have the source code for that old hardware, only some binaries and 
> shared object libs. This is, why I came across QEMU (which is completely new 
> to me).
> Question 1: As far as I understand the documentation, I have to install 
> Solaris 8 to some QEMU disk, install the software for my old hardware, and 
> this should end up with a working system, right?
> Question 2: It would be much easier for me, to stay on Linux, and run only 
> the binaries for my hardware under QEMU control. Is this ok as well?
> Question 3: For several programs, I have "most of" the source code, only the 
> source of the low-level routines which talk to the hardware, is not 
> available. I have to link in some vendor supplied shared object for this. Is 
> it possible to set up some "mixed platform binary" e.g. use a binary for x86, 
> and link in some shared objects build for SPARC ?
> Thanks a lot for your advice,
> Hartmut

(if you haven't already), try this:


but I think it doesn't work on latest qemu.

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