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Re: Some thoughts about firmware inclusion.



Hi.

On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 15:25:26 +0400, Peter Lemenkov wrote

> We need to distinguish between *real* code which natively executes on
> CPU and any other binary content which not executes natively. Win32
> executables, ROMs, JARs are IMHO definitely falls into this category
> (content). As pictures, music and text-files they do not runs on CPU
> directly.

Win32 binaries (when run on x86, unless you found an old Alpha binary
somewhere) _do_ run natively on the host CPU. Wine does not emulate the
CPU, it 'just' provides the execution environment (libraries, kernel calls)
a Windows binary expects. Program code that is not spent in libraries or
in the kernel is executed natively on the CPU.


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