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SubjectRe: fs/exec.c and binfmt-xxx in 2.4.14
Martin Dalecki wrote:
>
> 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" ;-)

Not really. I asked for this problem back in 1999 but didn't get any
satisfying response. Since that time me and a lot of my friends are
applying this patch to every new kernel we install. For me and many
other the binfmt interface is a great tool and by far not ugly stuff.

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