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Re: Preview: portable dumper

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Preview: portable dumper
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:45:34 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, Nov 30 2016, Philippe Vaucher wrote:
>  EZ> Maybe, maybe not. I don't understand why we need to grasp the first straw
>  EZ> we see around to get rid of unexec. What's the rush?
>  Eli has a good point here, there really is no rush. Daniel, would you be
>  willing to continue to incubate these changes in a branch, while we also
>  consider and explore alternatives?
> Isn't unexec what prevents emacs from building inside docker containers 
> (because of the personality
> syscall)?
> As far as I'm concerned, that's a quite annoying emacs limitation. See bug
> https://debbugs.gnu.org/cgi/bugreport.cgi?bug=23529.

With the portable dumper, we'll no longer need any personality-changing
calls. Emacs will be a normal, boring program.

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