Cross-compiling Linux kernel

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Tue Jun 18 15:05:00 GMT 2013


On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 10:33:08AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 12:17:06PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>On Jun 18 10:56, Fedin Pavel wrote:
>>> [...]
>>>  P.S. I have got even more crazy idea, perhaps deserving a separate topic...
>>> BSD systems have Linux binary compatibility layer. Could we have one ?
>>> Technically this depends on ability to construct process image manually in
>>> Windows (*). Is it possible (using NT API of course) ? And, of course,
>>> someone needs lots of spare time to code this. :) OTOH, CoLinux already does
>>> this (yep, they are not 64-bit for now...), so perhaps there's no need to
>>> duplicate the job done.
>>
>>Not in the Cygwin DLL.  As an extra DLL layer I don't have a problem
>>with that.
>
>There was a project out there many years ago which did this.  You could
>run simple linux binaries on Windows.  I offered to host the development
>on sourceware.org (aka cygwin.com) but, IIRC, the developer never
>responded.
>
>I don't remember what the name of the project was and I'm sure that it
>won't work with more modern versions of Windows but it is a cool idea.

Here's one project: http://lbw.sourceforge.net/ but I don't remember if
this is the one I was thinking about or not.

cgf

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