Subject: Re: SCO Compatibility
To: Mike Long <>
From: Frank van der Linden <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/15/1998 14:01:49
On Thu, Jan 15, 1998 at 02:04:48AM -0500, Mike Long wrote:
> Try COMPAT_IBCS2 instead.  If that doesn't work you can also try
> removing COMPAT_LINUX, since AFAIK there is still nothing in the
> kernel to distinguish properly between Linux and SVR4 Elf
> executables.

That was only true for *statically* linked binaries, and should be
less of a problem now. A heuristic is applied that checks if
the binary is compiled with gcc (true for all Linux binaries, well..
you can't be 100% sure but..). Far from perfect, but it's better.
If you need to be certain that *statically* linked binaries for
COMPAT_SVR4 work (there aren't too many of those around), then
it's a good idea to remove COMPAT_LINUX.

- Frank