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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/8] um: Create defconfigs for i386 and x86_64
Am 27.09.2013 11:22, schrieb Toralf Förster:
> On 09/26/2013 12:35 PM, Richard Weinberger wrote:
>> Am 26.09.2013 12:20, schrieb Ramkumar Ramachandra:
>>> Richard Weinberger wrote:
>>>> This patch is based on:
>>>> Cc: Ramkumar Ramachandra <>
>>>> Signed-off-by: Richard Weinberger <>
>>>> ---
>>>> arch/um/configs/i386_defconfig | 954 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>> arch/um/configs/x86_64_defconfig | 943 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>>>> 2 files changed, 1897 insertions(+)
>>>> create mode 100644 arch/um/configs/i386_defconfig
>>>> create mode 100644 arch/um/configs/x86_64_defconfig
>>> First, I'm pissed that the upstream tree doesn't build and run out of
>>> the box months after I submitted a fix in July (and it's September
>>> now). Fact that you dropped my sane patches aside and decided to write
>>> a much larger series aside, user-mode Linux in upstream is broken.
>>> This means that any user who does:
>>> $ ARCH=um make defconfig
>>> $ ARCH=um make
>>> will end up with a *broken* Linux _today_. Unless the user is living
>>> in the Stone Age with a 32-bit computer, this is what she will see
>>> when she attempts to boot up Linux:
> :-{
> Grmpf
> There are a lot of 32 bit user land linux installation (beside my own,
> look at the x86 Gentoo world) in the wild - even running on modern 64bit
> CPUs. The simple reason is that those installations run fine and the
> performance "boost" of 64bit often isn't worth a new reinstallation.

You *can* of course run 32bit userland on UML. Just create a 32bit UML on x86_64.

make defconfig ARCH=um SUBARCH=i386
make linux ARCH=um SUBARCH=i386

This will work on x86_64 and x86 hosts.

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