linux kernel thoughts

Marco Pietrobono pietrobo at
Mon Jun 3 13:37:56 CDT 2002

Il lun, 2002-06-03 alle 17:49, Shachar Shemesh ha scritto:
> 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.

  FWIW, it seems that both RedHat and Mandrake come with a script that
does the correct setup at boot.

  All it does is:

/sbin/modprobe binfmt_misc &>/dev/null

echo ':windows:M::MZ::/usr/local/bin/wine:' \

echo ':windowsPE:M::PE::/usr/local/bin/wine:' \



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