Re: [Linux-ia64] Location of absolute IA32 shared objects.

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2001-09-11 14:11:46
>>>>> On Wed, 5 Sep 2001 22:47:17 +0200, Christoph Hellwig <> said:

  Christoph> Please take a look at include/asm-*/namei.h - we can
  Christoph> define an emulation prefix for Linux/i386
  Christoph> (e.g. /emul/linux32) and all lookups will be tried there
  Christoph> before falling back to the native FS, This appropeach is
  Christoph> already used by the MIPS and SPARC ports and by linux-abi
  Christoph> for i386.

I don't particularly like changing filenames underneath the user, but
as far as I can see, it's the most systematic way to fix absolute
naming issues.  Unless someone has serious objections to this, I'll
make this change.  As far as I can see, neither LSB nor FHS address
the issue of where to place emulation files, so I'll propose a prefix
of "/emul/ia32-linux/" as a starter.  Any objections?

(Note to Sunil: the IA-64 ABI is of no help here because we're talking
 about files that are outside the standard library search paths and
 the issue is not really limited to shared objects only.)

Received on Mon Sep 10 21:11:54 2001

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