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SubjectRe: [PATCH] introduce CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF_AOUT
Willy,

On Sun, Aug 20, 2006 at 02:16:37AM +0200, Willy Tarreau wrote:
> Most people compiling 2.4 for
> servers right now most probably do not enable support for a.out already.

I'm afraid that most don't change the default, not being aware that this
is an unreasonable security risk.

> - you split the defconfig changes from the rest and let them in a
> state compatible with 2.4.33 features, which even implies setting
> CONFIG_BINFMT_ELF_AOUT to 'y', even if this sounds gross to you.
> - I merge the changes to support the new option

I can do that, but:

- it almost defeats the purpose of the patch since most people won't
know to change the defaults;
- Marcelo is of the opinion that it's "not 2.4 material at this point in
time".

Given the above, do you still want me to resubmit a reworked patch like
that?

> - you just have to maintain the patch for the defconfig files in owl.

I submit these patches in hope that they will be useful for mainstream
kernels, not in an attempt to simplify maintenance of -ow patches.

Thanks,

Alexander
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