congrlations to the freebsd developers

Tijl Coosemans tijl at
Tue Nov 20 13:45:07 PST 2007

On Sunday 18 November 2007 23:45:12 Kip Macy wrote:
> On Nov 18, 2007 12:21 PM, Alexey Shuvaev
> <shuvaev at> wrote:
>> On Sun, Nov 18, 2007 at 08:24:36AM +0100, [LoN]Kamikaze wrote:
>>> Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
>>>> 2. I meant features  not formats and since I am using amd64 no
>>>> wine
>>> Setting up FreeBSD i386 in a jail seems to do the job for most
>>> people. You can have a whole i386 system in a jail and it won't
>>> even recognize it's running on an amd64 kernel.
>> I have gone this way. Well, everything (including emulators/wine)
>> compiles and installs fine, but i386-build of a wine does not work
>> inside i386-jail hosted on amd64 machine. I don't remember exactly
>> what happens on start, segment violation or something like this,
>> with core dump. I think wine requires rather tight co-operation with
>> the kernel and it is not possible to launch i386-wine on amd64 this
>> way.
> Please file a PR on the Wine core dump.

It's a known problem. The amd64 kernel doesn't preserve the segment
registers (%es, %fs, %gs,...) when switching an ia32 context. Wine
won't work without that.

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