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IRIX binary compatibility (Was: Re: X VNC server compiled on Hardhat!!)

To: digital convergence <digital_convergence@yahoo.com>
Subject: IRIX binary compatibility (Was: Re: X VNC server compiled on Hardhat!!)
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1999 12:38:09 +0200
Cc: linux@engr.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu
In-reply-to: <19990614043723.24062.rocketmail@web502.yahoomail.com>; from digital convergence on Sun, Jun 13, 1999 at 09:37:23PM -0700
References: <19990614043723.24062.rocketmail@web502.yahoomail.com>
On Sun, Jun 13, 1999 at 09:37:23PM -0700, digital convergence wrote:

> btw, how well is native IRIX binary loading supported? I wish to run a
> copy of BMRT on my farm of indy's under linux, but it won't let me
> execute any of the binaries (they're R4000 optimised old style linkage
> bins)....

Only a limited number of syscalls and other interfaces is supported at
all and I haven't received any reports about the IRIX compatibility
stuff in ages.  Anybody interested in maintaining this facility?

  Ralf

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