Subject: Re: Per-process personalities in emulations
To: None <>
From: Niklas Hallqvist <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 11/10/1995 14:54:29

I hope I haven't confused too many people of my (ab)use of the term
"exec package".  When UTSLing, I found out that what I call exec
package and what it in reality is doesn't quite agree.  So I have to
invent another term for my use.  Basically it's rather an extension to
the execsw (for now I've only needed a name field).  Anyway my
intention is to be able to tell exec to use the ELF loading code and
the SVR4 emulation, or ELF & Linux, or even ELF & NetBSD...  So it's
perhaps better to call it "load package" or something similar.  What
do you think?  Is there perhaps a good term already in use?

PS For you who wonder what an "exec package" really is, it's a per
   process structure containing info on the specific executable being
   executed.  It is a transient thing dropped as soon as we're up and
   running the new binary.


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