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SubjectRe: fs/exec.c and binfmt-xxx in 2.4.14
Heinz-Ado Arnolds wrote:
>
> Hi Linus, Hi Alan, Hi all,
>
> I have a problem with loading modules for binary formats. The
> reason for this problem shows up in fs/exec.c search_binary_handler().
>
> Starting with linux-2.1.23 (and up to 2.4.14) there was a change
> in the format and offset of printing the magic number for requesting
> a handler module. Up to 2.1.22 the statement

That is a time span of several years during which nobody realized
there was a problem with this. Therefore I would rather
request for removal of the whole binfmt-misc stuff (which is ugly
anyway)
rather then "fixing it" ;-)
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