Call for testing: patch that helps Wine on 6.x

Tijl Coosemans tijl at
Thu Aug 2 06:31:59 PDT 2007

On Wednesday 01 August 2007 22:58:23 Volker wrote:
> On 07/31/07 17:25, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
>> On Friday 13 July 2007 20:08:59 Volker wrote:
>>> On 07/11/07 20:42, John Baldwin wrote:
>>>> This patch attempts to remove a gross hack with a slightly less
>>>> gross hack in order to avoid clobbering data in signal info that
>>>> Wine needs.  In 7 this was fixed by a major change to how the
>>>> kernel manages signals internally, and that change is too large to
>>>> be MFC'd, hence this lighter weight patch.  It has already been
>>>> tested by the folks working on Wine, but I would like a bit more
>>>> widespread testing before I commit it.  Please test this patch and
>>>> let me know if anything breaks.  Note that this patch is only for
>>>> i386.
>>> I've patched and recompiled world + kernel using your patch. I can
>>> confirm it does not hurt but what does it good (my wine already ran
>>> fine despite some DDE and performance issues)? What to look for
>>> especially - any specific test procedures?
>> Could you try Mozilla Firefox (for Windows) with and without this
>> patch?
> clean world + kernel (unpatched), csup'ed 2007-07-31, ports-tree up to
> date, installed wine: wine-0.9.42,1
> - trying to start an already installed Win32 Firefox (installed under
> W2k, contained on a mounted NTFS volume):
> - trying to run Win32 Firefox Setup (
> Now, patched everything (signal, mmap, pfault).
> - trying to run Win32 Firefox (installed under W2k from NTFS volume):
> - trying to run Win32 Firefox Setup:

Thanks for the extensive report!

> wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0x000000a1 at address
> 0x7eafe232 (thread 0009), starting debugger...
> Unhandled exception: page fault on read access to 0x000000a1 in
> 32-bit code (0x7eafe232).

It's always this same error, same address...

> %wine Desktop/Downloads/Firefox\ Setup\
> err:wgl:X11DRV_WineGL_InitOpenglInfo  couldn't initialize OpenGL,
> expect problems

Do you get this line with programs that do work? What if you load glx
(xorg.conf module section)?

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