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Re: kern/51654 (wrong ps_strings breaks emacs20)

The following reply was made to PR kern/51654; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Martin Husemann <>
Subject: Re: kern/51654 (wrong ps_strings breaks emacs20)
Date: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 10:10:53 +0100

 The only way I see we could provide backward compat is to mark binaries
 like emacs with a special "fixed VA layout" note including a version
 number (similar to the compiler memory model notes used on sparc64)
 and then exec them with special compat VA layout.
 Sane binaries, of course, don't care about this details.
 Lots of compat code and rarely tested complexity for stupid binaries,
 so probably better just ignore it.

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