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Old 6th April 2012
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Default Linux programs on amd64

Hi everyone,

I'm new to OpenBSD and want to get to know the kernel a bit. I noticed that there is a linux emulator for the x86 version of OpenBSD, but not for the amd64 version. It should be doable to use the virtual x86 mode on an amd64 to run the linux emulator for at least 32 bit code. 64 bit code extension could come later, that will take a lot more effort though.

I know OpenBSD generally does not care about binary compatibility since open source software does not need that, but I care and want it. Also it gives me some needed practice with the OpenBSD kernel.

Does anyone know if such a project already exists so I may join it? And if not I would like to know how I should go about making a project, possibly finding like-minded people with a bit of experience.

Thanks all.
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