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Re: [suse-amd64] 9.2 beta?
  • From: Andi Kleen <ak@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 12:58:13 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <20041007125812.GB21444@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 02:57:36PM +0200, W. Voos wrote:
> Except that USB won't work (at least for me) ... is some issue with the
> compat. layer that should enable 32bit apps (like VMWare) to access the
> 64bit kernel calls.
> Some calls are not mapped, and they are definitely not easy to fix.

The USB issue is imho unfixable because the usbfs interface is
too broken to be 32bit emulated. The only sane way would be to define a new
interface and migrate vmware to it. I'm not aware of any efforts
in this direction currently.

-Andi

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