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Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 22:45:12 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Re: Test environment for non-native archs

On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 02:03:20AM +0000, Roy Tam wrote:
> Rich Felker <dalias <at>> writes:
> > This seems to be possible with qemu's support for exporting a virtual
> > 9p share to the guest OS, but I haven't yet determined if it's
> > possible to boot directly with the 9p share as the root fs, or whether
> > it's going to require a separate initial fs image and switch/pivot
> > root afterwards (as you can tell, I'm not very familiar with this sort
> > of setup).
> > 
> > Anyone know the answer, or have some recipes I could use?
> > 
> What about Aboriginal Linux?

That's what I've been using as a test platform, but it doesn't have
the option to boot from 9p virtfs. Landley should have a 3.4 kernel in
Aboriginal soon though, and since that supposedly has boot-from-9p, I
should be able to setup the test environment I want (everything on the
host's fs) using it once it's released. Of course I could do it now if
I compile my own ARM kernel, but I'd rather spend my time working on
other things at the moment...


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