Subject: Re: /emul/xxx for all/other /sys/compat/xxx?
To: Ty Sarna <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org.OZ.AU>
Date: 03/06/1995 13:53:52
[ these comments are relevant to compat sunos only ]
Some of the newer compat modules, like svr4 and linux (others?) use a
different root for the emulation, like /emul/svr4 or /emul/linux. Would
it not make sense to do this for the other modules as well? Not only is
this good for consistency, but it also avoids some annoyances. For
example, with the sunos compat code one currently has to patch the sun
ld.so to look for libraries in a different location. if instead the root
was under /emul/sunos there would be no conflict.
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.