Chapter 4. Porting Solaris Applications

In this chapter

  • 4.1

Preliminary Tasks

page 97

  • 4.2

General Differences

page 100

  • 4.3


page 104

  • 4.4


page 137

  • 4.5

Porting Shell Scripts to Linux

page 146

  • 4.6

Internationalization and Localization

page 147

  • 4.7


page 148

  • 4.8


page 154

  • 4.9


page 155

  • 4.10


page 169

  • 4.11

System Calls

page 179

  • 4.12

System Libraries

page 186

  • 4.13

Solaris and Linux APIs

page 187

  • 4.14

Scientific Library

page 199

  • 4.15

Large Page Support

page 200

  • 4.16

Some Solaris Nonportable Programming Practices

page 200

  • 4.17


page 201

Porting is the step of the process during which modifications to the application take place. At this point, most if not all technical aspects and dependencies of the application should have already been uncovered during the scoping and analysis steps. The only thing that needs to be done now is to modify the source code so that it compiles and runs on the Linux platform.

During the porting process, software developers and porting personnel will likely encounter several differences between the UNIX operating system they are used to and the Linux 2.6 platform. For each topic discussed in this chapter, the most common differences are presented to explain what works and what does not work on the Linux 2.6 environment. The Solaris environment described in this chapter is based mostly on version 10 but should also be applicable to older versions of Solaris. Although this chapter discusses Solaris topics in some detail, it is assumed that porting engineers reading this chapter already have software development experience on Solaris.

UNIX to Linux Porting. A Comprehensive Reference
UNIX to Linux Porting: A Comprehensive Reference
ISBN: 0131871099
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 175 © 2008-2017.
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