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SubjectRe: [RFC] Deprecate a.out ELF interpreters
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On Thursday 02 August 2007 00:14:48 Theodore Tso wrote:
> Do you mean deprecate a.out interpreters?

No, just a.out interpreters for ELF binaries.

> I could imagine that there might be some people running some very old
> statically linked programs from a decade or so ago, but I agree they
> are pretty small in number.

Nothing would change for them.

The only thing that would change is that if someone has a a.out system
with ELF executables then they would need to update their ELF ld.so to ELF.
Dynamically linked a.out executables should also still run because they
use a different ld.so.

> Is the fs/binfmt_aout.c causing problems?
> It's only 562 lines of code...

I'm not concerned about binfmt_aout; just about the special case a.out ld.so
code in binfmt_elf.

-Andi
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