Subject: Re: SVR4 emulation and network connections
To: None <>
From: John Ruschmeyer <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 02/26/2003 23:24:42
>In article <1046272294.26683.23.camel@othello>,
>John Ruschmeyer <> wrote:
>>So, a few questions:
>>1) Anybody know why this code was included, but disabled? Is there a
>>hidden gotcha?
>because nobody tested it.

I knew there had to be a good reason. :-)

>>2) Does *anybody* use Solaris emulation on a Sparc with TCP-based
>>applications? If so, which ones and what is the trick to getting them to
>I had, but not recently.

>>3) Does this all go away if I use newer Solaris libs?
>Maybe. I know that I've tested 2.8 telnet, but that was a long time ago.
>If I get some spare cycles, I'll try 2.9...
>If the code works for you, I'll enable it.

Well, UDP still seems a bit bent/broken, but it definately fixes the
issues with Solaris telnet and getting X applications to connect to the
server. This is on a SS2 (sun4c) with Solaris 2.5.1 libraries.

I'll have to try pulling the 2.8 libs from a box at work and see if that

As for Solaris 9 libs, I couldn't get *anything* to work- constant SIGSEGV
from everhting. Of course, I suppose that could be from trying to use
libraries from an OS which does not support my hardware. (Are Solaris 9
libs compiled for v7?)