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Re: [alpine-devel] A few questions about Alpine

From: A. Wilcox <awilfox_at_adelielinux.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:11:54 -0500

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On 12/06/17 07:17, Breno Leitao wrote:
>
> The current ppc64le machine can run ppc32 virtual machines, and
> that is how we do with Debian. The Debian build machines are VMs on
> top of a ppc64le big box.
>
> Unfortunately we cannot use containers since the kernel use
> different ABIs with different byte endianess, that is why we need
> VMs, with different kernel.


One thing to accomplish two things with one VM is to run a ppc64 BE
kernel in the VM, and then use a chroot for ppc32. This is what we
did and the built packages seem to work fine on real ppc32 hardware
(testing on a few 750s and a few 74x7).


- --arw


- --
A. Wilcox (awilfox)
Project Lead, Adélie Linux
http://adelielinux.org
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