On Saturday, 25 January 2003 at 13:55:50 -0500, Bill Moran wrote:
> pura life CR wrote:
>> What does this emulation consist on? Can I run linux and svr4 binaries?.
> It's not really emulation.  In the case of Linux, it actually installs a
> RedHat kernel and uses it when the system calls differ from the native
> FreeBSD system calls.

No, that's not correct.  It installs Red Hat (I think) libraries, but
there's no way to run two kernels on a system.  There is special
non-Linux code which implements the differences between FreeBSD and
Linux system calls.

> You should be able to run most Linux and srv4 binaries.  In my
> experience, I've only ever come across 1 Linux binary that wouldn't
> run (Pervasive database server).  I can't vouch for the srv4
> compatibility, as I've never used it.

Not many people use the System V.4 compatibility (I wonder why).  It's
possible that it has suffered from lack of love.

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