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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] export linux/a.out.h
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On Mon, 2008-06-16 at 15:17 +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 01:01:03PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
> >...
> > David Woodhouse (6):
> >...
> > Remove references to now-defunct CONFIG_ARCH_SUPPORTS_AOUT from defconfigs
>
> Please don't do this kind of defconfig updates - it doesn't bring any
> advantage but can create tons of patch conflicts.
>
> The next time a defconfig gets updated it will anyway automatically be
> fixed, and for defconfigs that aren't updated it doesn't create any
> problems to keep them as they are today until they might one day get
> updated.

OK. I did wonder about that, which is why I did it in a separate patch.

Actually, I think we can drop the preceding patch too -- it's not
necessary to fix the regression in 2.6.26, and dhowells suggests that we
might still want to use ARCH_SUPPORTS_AOUT, by making BINFMT_AOUT depend
on it instead of that hard-coded list of architectures.

If we do that, then ARCH_SUPPORTS_AOUT would need to be defined on a
different set of architectures to the ones it's currently defined on --
so I don't really want to go there before 2.6.26. I'll push just the
parts which were included in the mail I just sent.
Why _are_ there architectures which define ARCH_SUPPORTS_AOUT and have
<asm/a.out.h> but don't support binfmt_aout, anyway? How does that make
sense?

--
dwmw2



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