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. 😛
Several people help debugging/testing the new linuxolator. We already got patches from kib@ and from the contributor which uses “Intron” as his alias in communication. On the amd64 testing side bsam@ helps a lot. So far we fixed a panic with linux_vfork (I got hit by it while running the glibc regression tests) and synced the MI parts of the amd64 stuff. We’re also in the process to get some more of the uncommitted stuff of the SoC into the tree. This stuff are changes which are done based upon reviews by jhb@ and ssouhlal@. Unfortunately jhb@ seems to be busy ATM, so we have to wait a little bit for his review of the changes.
We still have the futex problem, but there are patches floating around which at least fix some problems with realplay.
Roman is going on holiday at the end of the comming week, I hope we are able to fix some problems until then.