linux kernel thoughts

Shachar Shemesh wine-devel at
Mon Jun 3 10:49:02 CDT 2002

It's been a while since I looked at the compilation options of the 
kernel, but there used to be specific support for java applets in the 
kernel (running a userland jvm, mind you). That was later deprecated by 
a "MISC" handler, that (I guess) could be configured to run java, and 
probably also PE.

The idea is that trying to execve a PE file, will find the userland wine 
program and run it. This would make your effort needless.


William Knop wrote:

> I'm sure people have asked questions about integrating wine into the 
> linux kernel. Probably got flamed by everybody, yeah? But that's not 
> what I'm posting about. Not directly, anyway. =)
> I'm thinking of writing a kernel patch for PE executable support. Is 
> there any reason why wine libraries should not be used in a similar 
> manner as standard linux libraries? Granted wine is more than just 
> it's libraries. Anyway, good idea, bad idea?
> And please keep the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" comments to 
> yourself. No progress is made with that mentality.
> Will
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