cvs commit: src/sys/compat/linux linux_misc.c

Ceri Davies ceri at
Sat Jun 24 14:03:00 UTC 2006

On Sat, Jun 24, 2006 at 01:16:52PM +0100, Dominic Marks wrote:
> Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> > Quoting Alexander Leidinger <netchild at> (Fri, 23 Jun 2006
> > 18:49:38 +0000 (UTC)):

> > So this is not a a huge security flaw, it's more a not so small
> > inconvenience. Since the RELENG_x_y branches are under control of the
> > secteam, I used the "Security:" mark up to encode the possible need to
> > merge this (I'm assuming Oracle 10g is important enough that we want
> > our users to be able to run it).
> >
> > For the curious people: there are two more patches needed to run
> > Oracle
> > 10g. They involve linprocfs and pseudofs. I will take care of them
> > later (and if this commit is subject to a merge to RELENG_x_y, the
> > other
> > two patches should be too, but this will the powers with hats
> > decide...).

Having 10g tenable on RELENG_6 would be very nice.

> We use lots of Oracle at work but currently on Windows and Solaris.
> I'd be interested in testing and helping document '10g on FreeBSD'
> this once these patches are available / in the tree.

Yep, I have a PR open to update the Handbook instructions for this, and
I've been hanging on to do 10g rather than 9i.

In the meantime (and afterwards too), I suggest that those interested
should not hesitate to register their interest in running 10g on FreeBSD
with Oracle, either via Metalink or the relevant contact at  It came to my
attention this week that a certain large FreeBSD user have an
arrangement with Oracle for FreeBSD support already (although I assume
that this is for the client).


PS If anyone is interested in the hoops required to get the 10gR1
download for Mac OS X working on 10.4, drop me a line.
That must be wonderful!  I don't understand it at all.
                                                  -- Moliere
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