Subject: kern/10101: Linux-Emu still broken
To: None <>
From: Mario Kemper <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 05/11/2000 14:27:12
>Number:         10101
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       Linux-Emu still broken
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu May 11 14:28:00 PDT 2000
>Originator:     Mario Kemper
>Release:        NetBSD-current sources from May 7
Mario Kemper
System: NetBSD 1.4Y NetBSD 1.4Y (BUNDY) #0: Sun May 7 11:52:51 CEST 2000 i386

Our Linux emulation is still broken when it comes to programs that 
use clone. This is a reminder, as this problem is old and well known, but 
there doesn't seem to be a pr.

As an example use the packaged mtv /pkgsrc/graphics/mtv) although it is currently out of date. 
When you start it to watch a mpeg, you will notice a lot of incarnations of
mtvp (the player part of mtv) which hang. There should be only two of them 
(one for graphics and one for sound). The complete program hangs and only 
responds to a kill -9.
Might be a problem in clone or some kind of signalling problem.

I don't know.