linux kernel thoughts

William Knop w_knop at
Mon Jun 3 12:15:18 CDT 2002

Hmm... I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the info. Perhaps I'll make a 
help file so people can set their boxes up easily this way.


>From: Shachar Shemesh <wine-devel at>
>To: William Knop <w_knop at>
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>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 
>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.
>            Shachar
>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.
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