PE loader integrated into BSD
vorlon at dodds.net
Sun Mar 17 13:04:50 CST 2002
On Sat, Mar 16, 2002 at 10:55:41PM -0800, Dan Kegel wrote:
> At Wineconf tonight, people were talking about
> whether integrating bits of wine into the kernel
> was useful, and how much should be moved in.
> (Hello task ornaments!) Anyway, I mentioned that
> somebody had integrated a PE loader into BSD. Here's the page:
> I think this is pretty darn cool, and hope somebody
> does something similar for Linux.
On Linux, support for 'foreign' binary types has been generalized using
the binfmt_misc interface which is controllable at runtime through /proc.
Debian goes so far as to provide a package called 'binfmt-support' which
automates setup of additional userland executable loaders. It actually
works quite well with Wine, in fact.
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