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I meant to include an "only" in there :)  Wasn't meaning to suggest any
heroic efforts should be made.

happy benchmarking,


On Tue, Mar 12, 2024 at 4:08 PM Guy Harris <ghar...@sonic.net> wrote:

> On Mar 12, 2024, at 2:07 PM, Rick Jones via tcpdump-workers <
> tcpdump-workers@lists.tcpdump.org> wrote:
> > If https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP-UX#Version_history is any
> indication,
> > there are ~21 months left on HP's (er, sorry, HPE's) own support for
> HP-UX.
> As far as I know, now that Itania are no longer being manufactured and
> shipped, and given that HPE haven't, as far as I know, shown any sign of
> plans to port HP-UX to x86-64, the future is something like "no more HP-UX,
> just the ability to run HP-UX Itanium binaries on x86-64 Linux with
> binary-to-binary translation and either HP-UX system call emulation or
> HP-UX shared library call emulation".
> I can't find much to indicate the details of the strategy, except that it
> involves "Linux containers" in some fashion; if one of those particular
> "Linux containers" won't run native Linux/x86-64 applications and emulated
> HP-UX/Itanium apps in parallel, maybe there'd be some demand for the HP-UX
> tcpdump running in a container; otherwise, running a Linux tcpdump using
> Linux libpcap would probably be the future.

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