[fpc-devel] QEMU for 64-bit FPC testing?

Graeme Geldenhuys graemeg.lists at gmail.com
Wed Jan 30 08:24:04 CET 2008


I don't own a 64bit pc.  With the wonderful world of emulators and
virtual pc products like VirtualBox, VMWare and Virtual PC 2007 I
thought, why can't my 32bit Intel P4 emulate a 64bit CPU via software.
 If it works, that would be cool. :)  If it works it might be slow,
but I don't care, it's simply for testing purposes.

QEMU's wikipedia pages says that it can emulate the following CPU's
(listed below).  Does anybody know if I can use QEMU on my 32bit CPU
to emulate the AMD64 so I can run 64 bit FPC?  It's just a though, I
don't know QEMU really, just that it gets used inside the VirtualBox

Supports emulating IA-32 (x86) PCs, AMD64 PCs, MIPS R4000, Sun's SPARC
sun4m, Sun's SPARC sun4u, ARM development boards (Integrator/CP and
Versatile/PB), SH4 SHIX board, PowerPC (PReP and Power Macintosh), and
ETRAX CRIS architectures.

  - Graeme -

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