Re: iBCS with 2.4?

From: Tigran Aivazian (
Date: Sat Oct 14 2000 - 02:26:35 EST

just to add, that if I am wrong, and Linus does want it in the kernel I am
willing to spend some time cleaning up the code, updating it for current
interfaces and re-testing at least the small parts of it that I wrote
myself :)

(I still have UW7.x.y partitions somewhere and _now_ they are _so_ much
easier to access from Linux and run UW7 binaries directly from there!)


 On Sat, 14 Oct 2000, Tigran Aivazian wrote:

> On Fri, 13 Oct 2000, David Ford wrote:
> > what's needed/where is iBCS for kernel 2.4?
> >
> Hi,
> The ABI (iBCS is just an Intel-specific standard so the old name iBCS was
> a misnomer while ABI is both platform and OS-independent) patch was
> maintained during 2.3.x development series jointly by David Woodhouse,
> myself and others at least until 2.3.99-preX. Then I left SCO and SCO
> collapsed (more or less) and thus was no longer considered as a strong
> player in OS market so I don't believe it is worth expending much effort
> to emulate their OSes. I hope the same fate awaits Sun together with their
> Solaris product (and any other commercial OS vendors, Microsoft will go
> next) so I doubt it is worth emulating Solaris either -- there are more
> exciting projects for the Linux kernel. So I personally am no longer
> interested in ABI. I suspect the unimportance of non-Linux (legacy)
> systems is what made Linus decide to not include it in the official
> kernel, but I cc'd all people mentioned here to correct me if I am wrong.
> Anyway, the latest version of the patch I had you can download from:
> but ask Christoph Hellwig (of Caldera who bought SCO, I heard?) he may
> have a more recent copy.
> Regards,
> Tigran

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