Subject: Re: Java exec recognition
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Hauke Fath <hauke@Espresso.Rhein-Neckar.DE>
List: current-users
Date: 10/31/1997 23:28:21
At 19:13 Uhr +0100 31.10.1997, Todd Vierling wrote:

>A Java recognition module for the exec() family.
>While plowing through the (sad to say it, but disorganized) Linux kernel, I
>did notice that it has a stub routine capable of recognizing Java classes
>and running a Java interpreter when a class is encountered.  This seems like
>an utterly trivial thing to add;, with only two sysctl configurable options
>needed (pathname of Java interpreter and of Applet viewer).  Opinions?

Sounds useful to me.

And it reminds me of something:
This afternoon I was fiddling with jCVS, a Java CVS client, on NetBSD/i386
1.2.1 with the L*nux JDK 1.1.3 port. I tried to check out a source tree to
/tmp and, although jCVS reported success, not a single file got there.
A find(1) showed that the tree went to /usr/emul/linux/tmp instead. Do
emulated binaries actually run chrooted to '/usr/emul/linux' ? Any


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