Re: HURD and Linux on same partition
- Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:42:19 -0500
- From: rhkramer@xxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: HURD and Linux on same partition
Hmm, originally sent my reply only to deloptes.
On Tuesday, December 11, 2018 05:58:51 PM deloptes wrote:
> Marek Mosiewicz wrote:
> > |Just asked if it is technically possible. Application do not call
> > kernel directly and they are using glibc library for example. I'm just
> > curios how many libraries are there for abstracting kernel and if it is
> > possible in future release to have common libraries which base on this
> > abstraction. I'm just curios so I ask.
> obviously you have no idea, so give it up, please!
Well, I'm not the OP, but I am somewhat interested more out of curiosity than
any real intent to try the HURD.
I suspect the following:
* Libraries (and other software) in source form might be valid / work for
either kernel, but they have to be compiled for the specific kernel they are to
be used on, and once in compiled / binary form, they won't work on the other
* Is there any way to have libraries compiled for both kernels on the same
partition -- well, I suppose so (different directories, or maybe even named
differently?), but the complexity and potential for confusion just wouldn't
seem worth it to me -- what would be the reason to do that?
On separate partitions, you could boot to a specific kernel (well, I hope you
know what I'm trying to say), and then fstab could be adjusted to mount the
appropriate partitions with the binaries for that kernel / OS.
If anybody can correct / clarify my suspicions, I would be interested.