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Date:      Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:43:21 -0600 (CST)
From:      Robert Bonomi <bonomi@mail.r-bonomi.com>
To:        cpghost@cordula.ws, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Emulators to test non-x86 FreeBSD ports?
Message-ID:  <201101281843.p0SIhLTU092639@mail.r-bonomi.com>
In-Reply-To: <AANLkTikMR5C2ZwEyCSLd08_5-kKrEa0v=v2bfoe+Aert@mail.gmail.com>

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> From owner-freebsd-questions@freebsd.org  Fri Jan 28 11:37:00 2011
> Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 18:27:35 +0100
> From: "C. P. Ghost" <cpghost@cordula.ws>
> To: FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
> Subject: Emulators to test non-x86 FreeBSD ports?
>
> Hello list,
>
> are there any emulators out there that can run the non-x86 versions of 
> FreeBSD on a FreeBSD/i386 or FreeBSD/amd64 host?

Such things, by definition, are a 'simulator', not an 'emulator'.  They
exist, they are *pricey* (think "5 figures", left of the decimal point)
and they are =SLOW= (very, VERY slow!) compared to the real hardware.

> I'm especially interested in trying FreeBSD/sparc64 port, but I'd also 
> like to test the FreeBSD/powerpc and the FreeBSD/arm ports on an 
> emulator, before seeking real hardware.

Pick up some low-end used hardware, it's _lots_ cheaper, and will give 
you a better feel for how it works.




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