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Re: Debian AMD64 Port Ready



Stephen Frost said on Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 09:53:52AM -0400:
> I'm quite confident this is the case.  There are methods out there which
> will let you do this kind of nasty library mixing (used in Winbloze and
> OS/2 I believe) but as far as I know Linux doesn't support it.  It's
> called 'trunking' or something along those lines, iirc.  Basically you
> have to mangle the pointers and whatnot to make it work, at the very
> least, and it's *really* ugly.
 
It's called "thunking", and is how Windows 9x/Me allowed 16 bit code to talk to
32 bit libraries.

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