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Re: port-amd64/40081: Linux emulation does not work with Debian lenny i386 binaries

In article <>,
Pierre Pronchery  <> wrote:
>>Number:         40081
>>Category:       port-amd64
>>Synopsis:       The Linux kernel API changed too much for emulation to work
>>Confidential:   no
>>Severity:       serious
>>Priority:       medium
>>Responsible:    port-amd64-maintainer
>>State:          open
>>Class:          sw-bug
>>Submitter-Id:   net
>>Arrival-Date:   Tue Dec 02 13:35:00 +0000 2008
>>Originator:     Pierre Pronchery <>
>>Release:        NetBSD 5.0_BETA
>System: NetBSD syn.defora.rom 5.0_BETA NetBSD 5.0_BETA (GENERIC) #12:
>Thu Nov 27 17:49:36 CET 2008
>khorben%syn.defora.rom@localhost:/usr/obj/sys/arch/amd64/compile/GENERIC amd64
>Architecture: x86_64
>Machine: amd64
>I have a Debian lenny i386 install accessible from my NetBSD/amd64
>machine. Using chroot usually works to get a working shell and run some
>applications this way, but it is no longer the case:
>A change was apparently made in Linux between version 2.6.0 and 2.6.18
>WRT thread-local storage. NetBSD's 32-bit Linux emulation does not seem
>to cover it.
>$ sudo /usr/bin/env -i HOME=/root /usr/sbin/chroot destdir-lenny-i386 \
>FATAL: kernel too old
>$ sudo sysctl -w emul.linux32.kern.osrelease=2.6.18
>emul.linux32.kern.osrelease: 2.6.0 -> 2.6.18
>$ sudo /usr/bin/env -i HOME=/root /usr/sbin/chroot destdir-lenny-i386 \
>cannot set up thread-local storage: set_thread_area failed when setting
>up thread-local storage


sysctl -w emul.linux.kern.osrelease=2.6.20


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