[OpenBIOS] Solaris anyone?

Blue Swirl blauwirbel at gmail.com
Fri May 13 22:57:27 CEST 2011

On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 11:46 PM, Tarl Neustaedter <tarl-b2 at tarl.net> wrote:
> On 2011-May-13 16:43 , Blue Swirl wrote:
>>> >  Out of curiosity, how likely is it that qemu-sparc32 could be used to
>>> > run a
>>> >  solaris-based statically-linked user-mode application?
>> This would be implemented within QEMU only, so this does not concern
>> OpenBIOS much, but I gave a shot at it once:
>> http://article.gmane.org/gmane.comp.emulators.qemu/41437
>> It may be possible to make a Solaris user emulator which would allow
>> running Solaris/Sparc binaries on Solaris/x86 or vice versa, but there
>> are license compatibility issues and some technical issues to be
>> solved.
> Wouldn't it be easier to simply boot the Solaris 9 under qemu, copy the
> user-mode application into the environment and run it under that Solaris 9?

Maybe, but it would be nice to be able to run applications seamlessly
in the host environment. With user emulator, for example host file
system would be available to the emulated executable just like to a
native one.

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