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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/6] Suppress A.OUT library support if !CONFIG_BINFMT_AOUT [try #5]
On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 04:00:11PM +0000, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 03, 2007 at 03:15:29PM +0000, David Howells wrote:
> > > - it adds #ifdef's in fs/binfmt_elf.c for code that is anyway
> > > scheduled for removal in 2.6.25
> >
> > I'm told (by Ralf) that removing this support will break Castle Wolfenstein or
> > something like that.
> >
> > So unless you want hordes of rampaging MIPS users breaking down your door
> > whilst waving pitchforks and torches, maybe this needs to be reconsidered...
> The wonders of asynchronous IRC communication ...
> Wolfenstein is a true a.out binary and for a long time it was _the_ a.out
> binary. If it was working no user would complain ;-)

Then it's unrelated to this issue.

At the time when I was playing Wolfenstein I was using M$ DOS, but I'd
assume the "rampaging MIPS users" was another misunderstanding and
it's i386?

> Ralf



"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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