Subject: Re: Wine & NetBSD?
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bang Jun-Young <email@example.com>
Date: 11/21/2001 04:09:49
On Tue, Nov 20, 2001 at 01:50:25PM -0500, Todd Vierling wrote:
> Yes, the *KERNEL* is free to choose any address which is valid if MAP_FIXED
> is not set. A userland program (Wine) has no say in the matter. End of
> In particular, the straw example you gave had a completely bogus
> expectation: you thought that mmap(0x50000000, ...) without MAP_FIXED
> would remap 0x50000000. It *cannot*, from the citation I gave:
I know it cannot, but why can we never mmap at 0x500000 while we can at
0x50000000? This is definitely not Wine's fault.
> The current implementation works perfectly well based on my experience and
> reading of the spec. `If it ain't broke, don't fix it.'
> Changing the NetBSD kernel just to make one program's bogus expectations
> work is not the solution. Wine will still have bogus expectations.
No, without this patch COMPAT_PECOFF would be also mostly useless. Then
you should remove it from the repository. This is NetBSD's problem and
should be fixed.
Bang Jun-Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>