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SubjectRe: [PATCH] binfmt_misc.c, kernel-2.4.12
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On Mon, 22 Oct 2001 04:05:54 -0400 (EDT), 
Alexander Viro <viro@math.psu.edu> wrote:
>On Mon, 22 Oct 2001, Keith Owens wrote:
>> On Mon, 22 Oct 2001 02:47:39 -0400 (EDT),
>> Alexander Viro <viro@math.psu.edu> wrote:
>> >post-install binfmt_misc mount -t binfmt_misc none /proc/sys/binfmt_misc
>> >pre-remove binfmt_misc umount /proc/sys/binfmt_misc
>>
>> It is not hard wired in the standard modutils, because there is no way
>> of overriding it.
>
>???
>Elaborate, please.

When the post-install and pre-remove entries for module binfmt_misc are
hard coded into modprobe, there is no syntax in modules.conf to prevent
modprobe from always issuing those commands. The next time somebody
decides that binfmt_misc needs different commands, everybody using the
old modutils on the new kernel will break. I don't want the hassle,
put it in modules.conf where it can easily be changed.

If I can get an iron clad guarantee that binfmt_misc will never, ever
change again then I might consider hard coding the entries in modprobe.
BTW, I will need a signature in blood that says I can kill you if
binfmt_misc is ever changed :).

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