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SubjectRe: WINE + NX (No eXecute) support for x86, 2.6.7-rc2-bk2
On Sun, Jun 06, 2004 at 09:39:24AM +0100, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> > True, we are relying on undocumented assumptions. On the other hand,
> > there's plenty of programs that rely on undocumented assumptions.
> > Binary compatability to me means that the same binary will work even
> > when the underlying system changes... is there a caveat that I missed?
>
> And there's plenty of programs that break because of that. Wine is now
> one of those. You can either cludge around your brokenness even more or
> try to get it fixed. Your choice.

And btw, if you'd have read the whole thread you'd have seen that I argued
against mergign the randomization and address space layout changes into
2.6, and such changes during stable series are bad. But your still much
better of getting your code fixed properly, and thus pretty much means
havign your own binary format handler in the kernel that sets up the address
space in a windows compatible way.

>
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