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LinuxWorld: The iron penguin, Part 3: Linux for S/390 in action

Jun 22, 2000, 08:23 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Neale Ferguson)

"n the final article of this three-part series on the Linux port to IBM's S/390, Neale Ferguson demonstrates Linux for S/390 in action and describes some of the many applications that already run on this port."

"In the previous installments of this series, I dealt with the technical aspects of the Linux for S/390 port and introduced the two development efforts working to get Linux up and running on S/390. I also described the architectural underpinnings of the port before looking at some of the debugging facilities used in getting the port to work."

"Once the kernel was operational, it was time to turn the experimental into the practical. Thanks to Melinda Varian, the keeper of the Princeton University VM system, the Bigfoot team was granted significant resources on the Princeton S/390 system, which enabled us to set up a fully functioning Linux system."

"On this system, we have been able to build and test many of the major (and not-so-major) packages. In addition, we have set up Webpages containing tutorials, patches, and presentations to help people get their own Linux for S/390 systems up and running."

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