On 07/03/2018 16:19, Brooks Davis wrote:
On Wed, Mar 07, 2018 at 01:20:14PM -0500, Pedro Giffuni wrote:
FWIW ...

ibcs2 is candidate for future removal.
It is probably time again to see if actual users exist.  ibcs2 has wasted
a few hours of my time over the last few months so keeping it does have
a non-zero cost.

FWIW, I used it long ago on FreeBSD with Unesco's ISIS database software but the software is not developed anymore.

We tried to get some vendor interest in it but we failed and given this
is very i386-specific it is probably not worth spending huge efforts on it.

cloudabi seems to be, for all purposes, a better conceptual replacement.
This comment doesn't make much sense. iBCS is the Intel Binary
Compatibility Standard, an obsolete ABI for i386 Unixes such as Xenix,
SCO, and UnixWare.  Cloudabi is, in a sense, taking Capsicum to its
logical extreme and totally unrelated.

It is also a binary format (ELF-based) that can run on several platforms including Linux and FreeBSD. It clearly targets the cloud market, which makes more sense nowadays than the i386 use space which were common in the early 90s.


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