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SubjectRe: fs/exec.c and binfmt-xxx in 2.4.14
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Heinz-Ado Arnolds <Ado.Arnolds@dhm-systems.de> writes:

|> Andreas Ferber wrote:
|> >
|> > On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 05:58:26PM +0100, Heinz-Ado Arnolds wrote:
|> > >
|> > > When i now try to start an older binary in a.out format, which has a
|> > > magic number of 0x010b0064, it is translated with the 'new' code to a
|> > > request for "binfmt-0064" instead of "binfmt-267" as expected and
|> > > properly handled by modprobe.
|> >
|> > Then add
|> >
|> > alias binfmt-0064 binfmt_aout
|> >
|> > to /etc/modules.conf. Simple, isn't it?
|>
|> That's a nice idea but I wouldn't rely on the fact that the third
|> and the fourth byte of a file are sufficient to identify the type.

Moreover, it is not endian clean. But that was also true for the old
scheme.

Andreas.

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