[Movitz-devel] Movitz support for x86_64?

Frode V. Fjeld frodevf at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 12:55:28 UTC 2014

Right, it was a quite conscious design decision originally to make it
all quite x86-32-specific. They way to go forward would be to write a
new x86-64 assembler and compiler (I think I already wrote the assembler
mostly) and then move over the lisp pieces to that.

Frode V. Fjeld

Robert Burghart <jestersks at gmail.com> writes:

> It's been awhile since I looked at it but as I remember you'd have to modify the built in assembler
> so it generates x64 binary information at the very least. Then make any changes to the actual
> kernel to make it work as a 64 bit kernel. Also modify the GRUB boot descriptor so that it knows to
> setup a 64 bit environment for the kernel.
> On Sat, Mar 29, 2014 at 12:55 PM, Jon Boone <ipmonger at gmail.com> wrote:
>     Hi all,
>       I recently downloaded the movitz source and was able to get it up and running on VirtualBox
>     using a floppy disk image.
>       After reading the documentation, it appears that Movitz targets only x86 32-bit and I was
>     wondering what steps would be necessary to extend it to support x86_64.  
>     -- 
>     Jon Boone
>     Sent with Sparrow

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