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SubjectRe: [RFC] [PATCH] Deprecate a.out ELF interpreters

On Aug 1 2007 20:35, Andi Kleen wrote:
>> On Aug 1 2007 14:33, Andi Kleen wrote:
>> >Comments?
>>
>> A kconfig entry "(OBSOLETE)"/"(DEPRECATED)" would be nice.
>> (And if you want to test people, 'depends on EMBEDDED' for CONFIG_BINFMT_AOUT)
>
>The point is to have less clutter in binfmt_elf.c (which really
>could need a rewrite btw or at least a lot of cleanup) not add more in form
>of ifdefs.


---
fs/Kconfig.binfmt | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

Index: linux-2.6.23/fs/Kconfig.binfmt
===================================================================
--- linux-2.6.23.orig/fs/Kconfig.binfmt
+++ linux-2.6.23/fs/Kconfig.binfmt
@@ -56,7 +56,7 @@ config BINFMT_SHARED_FLAT
Support FLAT shared libraries

config BINFMT_AOUT
- tristate "Kernel support for a.out and ECOFF binaries"
+ tristate "Kernel support for a.out and ECOFF binaries (OBSOLETE)"
depends on X86_32 || ALPHA || ARM || M68K || SPARC32
---help---
A.out (Assembler.OUTput) is a set of formats for libraries and


Plusminus "depends on EMBEDDED" to already hide it in the short term until
removal. (Yes, ideally, one would use the yet-to-be-introduced CONFIG_OBSOLETE)

Jan
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