[Linux-ia64] Re: kernel update (relative to 2.4.10)

From: David Mosberger <davidm_at_hpl.hp.com>
Date: 2001-09-27 18:31:24
>>>>> On Wed, 26 Sep 2001 17:59:11 -0400, Bill Nottingham <notting@redhat.com> said:

  Bill> David Mosberger (davidm@hpl.hp.com) said:
  >> with these fixes in place, I'm able to successfully run the ia32
  >> versions of realplay, OpenOffice, mozilla, netscape, acrobat,
  >> strace, Intel compilers, etc.  But as usual, your mileage may
  >> vary.

  Bill> Did you try wine? :)

I hadn't.

  Bill> Seriously, I tried this previously, and it didn't really work
  Bill> at all.  At the time, I wasn't even sure if it could be *made*
  Bill> to work, and I haven't looked since.

I wasn't sure either.  I looked at the docs a bit and there doesn't
seem to be anything that would stop it from working in principle.
16-bit apps might be harder, as those require vm86() which I know
nothing about (I'm sure it could be implemented by someone more
knowledge of x86).

Encouraged by this, I tried the wine RPM from Red Hat. After fixing
the ia32 sendmsg()/recvmsg() implementations, I am now able to run
"wordpad.exe" and "mspaint.exe".  I had never seen wine in a working
state, so I was quite amazed to see a windows-looking application pop
up!  As far as I can tell, these two apps work perfectly fine.

However, I didn't get much else to work (e.g., acrobat and the HP
printing software both died after the splash screen...).  Even with
"wordpad.exe" I get some worrisome warning messages:

 err:win32:fixup_imports No implementation for shlwapi.dll.0(StrRetToBufA) imported from shell32.dll, setting to 0xdeadbeef
 err:win32:fixup_imports No implementation for shlwapi.dll.0(StrRetToBufW) imported from shell32.dll, setting to 0xdeadbeef

I think the first two errors are real problems.  Not sure about the
pthread-related messages.  I suppose if someone is serious about this,
all of these could be fixed.

Oh, to get this to work, I had to switch to 4KB page size.

Received on Thu Sep 27 01:31:42 2001

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