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Subjectbug(?): SET_PERSONALITY 2.4.18-rc3
Greetings,

While getting 2.4.18-rc[1|2] up and running on ppc64 the following bug
surfaced. Least I think it's a bug. You be the judge. If it's not, we'd
kinda like to know why not.

in fs/binfmt_elf.c I believe the following patch appears to be needed

------8<----------8<--------------------
diff -urN linuxppc64_2_4.bld-rc.borked/fs/binfmt_elf.c
linuxppc64_2_4.bld-rc/fs/binfmt_elf.c
--- linuxppc64_2_4.bld-rc.borked/fs/binfmt_elf.c Wed Feb 20
13:32:56 2002
+++ linuxppc64_2_4.bld-rc/fs/binfmt_elf.c Thu Feb 21 17:27:04 2002
@@ -568,6 +565,9 @@
// printk(KERN_WARNING "ELF: Ambiguous type, using ELF\n");
interpreter_type = INTERPRETER_ELF;
}
+ } else {
+ /* Executables without an interpreter also need a personality */
+ SET_PERSONALITY(elf_ex, ibcs2_interpreter);
}

/* OK, we are done with that, now set up the arg stuff,
----8<-------------8<------------------

otherwise a static application would be run without SET_PERSONALITY
being called, which On ppc64, very quickly leads to a bad day.

Regards,

Tom

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