[rescue] Re: G5 case

Eric Dittman dittman at dittman.net
Wed Jun 25 15:41:18 CDT 2003

> > They are doing the same thing, basically API translation.
> > Either emulation layer could be done in system or user
> > space.  The question is, what are the advantages and
> > disadvantages of each? <- That's a rhetorical question,
> > since I think most people realize what would happen if
> > you put the Windows API emulation in sysstem space.
> Yup.
> 1) you'd have to do the same on bsd and linux
> 2) (probably) Linux would become an open source NT clone.
> 3) kernel compiles take a day on the latest souped up athlons and end up in a
> 20-meg binary ;-)

You forgot that you'd end up putting unsecure code
right in system space.
Eric Dittman
dittman at dittman.net

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