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  • phoronix
    started a topic Linux 3.9 Kernel To Support Google's Goldfish

    Linux 3.9 Kernel To Support Google's Goldfish

    Phoronix: Linux 3.9 Kernel To Support Google's Goldfish

    Ingo Molnar has already submitted his x86 platform pull request for the Linux 3.9 kernel that's now officially under development since last night. With the Linux 3.9 kernel will come support for Google's Android "Goldfish" emulator...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTMwNjM

  • LightBit
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    Originally posted by LightBit View Post
    Why did they disable the ability to disable extended attributes in ext4?
    "inline data depends its implementation on xattr"
    https://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kern...2012c177000e96

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  • LightBit
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    Why did they disable the ability to disable extended attributes in ext4?

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  • AJenbo
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    Originally posted by Sonadow View Post
    Does this mean that we don't have to download the Google Android SDK and the Android plugin for Eclipse now?

    Because the only way I know of to test Android code on the Android emulator in Linux is to use Eclipse with both Google's ADT plugin and Android SDK. The Android SDK contains emulators and images for different Android versions and the ADT plugin for Eclipse acts as a middleman that allows Eclipse to 'see' and use all the tools provided by the SDK.
    No, it means that you can test vanilla Linux in the Android emulator.

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  • Sonadow
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    Originally posted by AJenbo View Post
    Google is your find...
    Does this mean that we don't have to download the Google Android SDK and the Android plugin for Eclipse now?

    Because the only way I know of to test Android code on the Android emulator in Linux is to use Eclipse with both Google's ADT plugin and Android SDK. The Android SDK contains emulators and images for different Android versions and the ADT plugin for Eclipse acts as a middleman that allows Eclipse to 'see' and use all the tools provided by the SDK.

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  • AJenbo
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    Originally posted by uid313 View Post
    What exactly is this Goldfish?
    Why does we need this Goldfish emulator thing?
    We already have KVM and Xen.

    So why do we need this Goldfish when we already have emulators?



    Also, what is this SGI Ultraviolet System 3 (UV3) platform?
    I've never heard of it before.
    SGI got bought up by Rackable Systems, they still make stuff?
    Google is your find...

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  • liam
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    As I understand it, this pull of goldfish just lets you run the android environment without having to use an unaccelerated qemu. It simulates an atom processor and provides hooks for input/output. So, you should be able to run the emulator with appropriate avds using kvm acceleration, but you need vt extensions.
    http://blog.testobject.com/2012/04/g...tor-boost.html

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  • Veerappan
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    Originally posted by sonnet View Post
    If what you says is true, why the code would be included since there would be no benefit for the linux kernel?
    If it allows Google to more closely track the upstream Linux kernel, that might be a reason in itself.

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  • uid313
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    Goldfish?

    What exactly is this Goldfish?
    Why does we need this Goldfish emulator thing?
    We already have KVM and Xen.

    So why do we need this Goldfish when we already have emulators?



    Also, what is this SGI Ultraviolet System 3 (UV3) platform?
    I've never heard of it before.
    SGI got bought up by Rackable Systems, they still make stuff?

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  • AJenbo
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    Androd is a benifit to Linux. It also gives you the oputunity to easily build and test you linux in the android emulator if you so wish.

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