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Progress in the linuxulator

On of the major show­stop­per bugs in the linux 2.6 emu­la­tion is that acroread does not work. Now we have patches (proof of con­cept by Intron, refined patch by Kib) for it. I didn’t had time to test it yet (mind you, every­one else is not able to run acroread with 2.6, I’m able to run it at least with some files or no file at all), but I want to do an exten­sive test (I know sev­eral ways of killing it with 2.6).

If every­thing goes well and no other show­stop­per bug appears, we may be able to request more exten­sive test­ing of the 2.6 emu­la­tion, at least on i386. First this should be done by ask­ing peo­ple to switch, and maybe after a week by switch­ing the default emu­la­tion to 2.6 in -cur­rent (at least for a while).

This is spe­cially impor­tant as the Fedora Legacy project announced that they will aban­don sup­port for FC4. FC5+ is not able to run on a 2.4 ker­nel.

And while I’m at it: I sub­mit­ted the sta­tus report for the lin­ux­u­la­tor. It con­tains some nice sta­tis­tic about the num­ber of fixed bugs (com­par­ing 6.2 and –cur­rent). No, I will not tell you in advance, you have to wait some days until the report shows up. 😛

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2 Responses to “Progress in the linuxulator”

  1. qinying Says:

    I have do some test on you linuxator,and I lookup you code .it seems that there is still some­thing wrong with the linux sig­nal emul .
    I have two ques­tion about the sig­nal.
    1\ when we want to kill a sig­nal to a linux process(linux_kill),signal like SIGKILL or SIGSTOP should be linux process wide. that is mean we should depend on the “em “struct in a proc to find all the linux thread in the proc ‚and kill them. but in your linuxtor,I find noth­ing to do with it.
    2\ in nptl implemeta­tion, pthread_cancel will send SIGCANCEL(number is 32) to a thread. but there is noth­ing to do with it .so pthread_cancel is still not done with it.

    I wish I can get answer

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