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Running x86_64/amd64 executables on PPC64le IBM Power 9 Gentoo

September 23rd, 2018 2 comments

Running android-studio on a Talos II ppc64 machine requires the aapt2 binary. That is currently only a part of the x86_64 build-tools, so I had to learn a way to run x86_64 executables on ppc64 cpu. The first option is full emulation (emulating x86_64 kernel and apps), the other is QEMU’s user mode translation (emulating only user-mode, translating syscalls to a running ppc64 kernel). Let’s have a quick look at the QEMU user-mode translation.

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