Subject: Re: /emul/xxx for all/other /sys/compat/xxx?
To: Ronald Khoo <ronald@cpm.COM.MY>
From: Ty Sarna <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 03/05/1995 22:48:27
Ronald Khoo wrote:
> > the problem is that you've only got 8 characters to work with:
> > changing `/usr/lib' to `/emul/sunos' would extend the string 3
> > characters and break the program.  though this is a good idea,
> > i'm not entirely sure how to do it properly.
> Hmm.. What about a context dependent symlink that sent /e to
> the appropriate /emul/foo dependent upon executable format (ugh?)

I don't think you understand what I'm suggesting. We already *have* a
solution. See /sys/compat/linux/linux_util.c for an example. I'm
suggesting doing the same for the other compats as well.

Hmmm.. also, should the emulated roots actually be under /compat rather
than /emul for for consistency?