Re: dpkg support for Solaris
On Wed, 2011-11-16 at 14:11:54 +0000, Andrew Stormont wrote:
> On 16/11/2011 04:00, "Guillem Jover" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > kvm implementations vary slightly from system to system, given that
> > they expose kernel internal structures to user-land.
> On Solaris kvm.h exposes an interface for managing virtual memory.
Not exactly, libkvm is a library to access the kernel virtual memory,
used mostly to retrieve process information. Most (if not all) Unix
systems historically descending at some point from the BSDs do have
a libkvm interface, which has a subset that's pretty portable across
those systems, and then there's the part of accessing the internal
process structures which is not that portable, with struct members
changing names, or some funcionality being present on some systems
but not others, etc.