Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 11592 from 2003/5/22
> the Power version could easdily match the X64 system or out perform it, as
> Power 9 has a built-in hypervisor than only uses about 2% of the processor's
> power, versus about 20% for a software based hypersvisor on a X64 system.
Why would an x64-native MorphOS need to run on "a software based hypersvisor on a X64 system"?
> Power 9 [...] could run existing MorphOS with no alteration
...using QEMU's mac99 virtualization with KVM-PR, that is.
> while providing a multitude of additional threads that could run a more
> advanced little endian 64 based box (better than a X64 version)
Why not run this potential little-endian PPC64 version of MorphOS on bare metal (PowerNV) instead of boxed?
> we could even devote a few threads to emulating X64 [...],
> for simultaneous Power and X64 threads via the hypervisor
I'm not sure the hypervisor can help with emulating x64 on POWER.
> no doubt OS4 as well as all we would need would be P50X0 emulation
OS4 already runs fine on QEMU's Sam460 emulation. Btw, QEMU already has P50X0/e5500 emulation but that isn't enough to run OS4 as there's more to a board/system than just the CPU.
> or better yet e6500 core emulation
OS4 doesn't run on e6500.
> PCIe slots that are four generations ahead of Tabor
> Take existing MorphOS elements, enhance them for PPC64le,
> and then just rework the code for X64.
Code that has been cleaned from big-endian assumptions and adapted to modernized MorphOS API should just need a recompile for a potential x64 MorphOS.
> What would really make it cool is if we could develop a cut and paste
> function via the hypervisor that would allow us to transfer data from one
> OS session/Window to another. Think about it. You pull something from
> legacy AmigaOS or MorphOS, and could paste it directly into a more
> advanced environment for further development, again, on one system.
QEMU supports clipboard sharing between guest and host (and thus also between guests). There needs to run a special service in the guest OS for this to work, though, which doesn't exist yet for AmigaOS or MorphOS.