[Openmcl-devel] Solaris x86-64 progress

Chris Curtis enderx12 at mac.com
Fri Jan 18 14:25:10 PST 2008

I now have a kernel that successfully compiles, starts up and dies as  
expected trying to load the as-yet-nonexistent heap image. There  
wasn't too much I had to do that wasn't already at least sketched out.  
(M4 is still a royal pain, in case anyone wondered.)

At the moment I'm sorting through the syscalls, which are enormously  
tedious, and also somewhat more complex than anticipated. There are  
two main issues:

- Solaris sockets are just plain different. (For example, socket()  
isn't a syscall.) There's a lot of work to dig through the APIs on  
both sides to make sure everything lines up correctly, but I expect it  
to be relatively straightforward.

- Solaris has a bunch of subcoded syscalls. For example, setpgid is  
actually done by calling syscall(SYS_pgrpsys, 4, pgid). This one is a  
little more complicated and I'm not quite sure what the Right Thing To  
Do is.


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