Subject: Re: Wine & NetBSD?
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: Bang Jun-Young <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 01/24/2002 10:48:23
On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 08:16:01PM -0500, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 06, 2001 at 12:52:57AM +0900, Bang Jun-Young wrote:
> > Wine maintainers rejected MAP_FIXED patch, so there's no more hope. :(
> Did they give a good reason, or are they just being silly?

That's not true any more. I have resolved the problem by applying a
workaround for Solaris. Now you can compile and run Wine out of
the box as in Linux.

> Was it pointed out that the implementation they're relying upon is
> Linux-specific and will have to be changed if Linux ever wants to
> conform to standards?

The truth is that the Single Unix Spec is too ambiguous about
mmap(2) semantics. Neither Linux or NetBSD is wrong.

> (Sorry to jump in late on this, especially since I don't know much
> about this particular issue, but it's irritating how frequently
> outside folks seem to have imbecilic responses to common sense
> changes like this, even when someone else has already done the
> work... it'd be nice to know whether or not the Wine folks are
> misinformed, just not getting it, or actively obstinate.)

I think now it's fine ;).


Bang Jun-Young <>