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Subjectarchitectures with ARCH_SUPPORTS_AOUT but no binfmt_aout
On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 01:26:54PM +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
>...
> Actually, I think we can drop the preceding patch too -- it's not
> necessary to fix the regression in 2.6.26, and dhowells suggests that we
> might still want to use ARCH_SUPPORTS_AOUT, by making BINFMT_AOUT depend
> on it instead of that hard-coded list of architectures.
>
> If we do that, then ARCH_SUPPORTS_AOUT would need to be defined on a
> different set of architectures to the ones it's currently defined on --
> so I don't really want to go there before 2.6.26. I'll push just the
> parts which were included in the mail I just sent.
>
> Why _are_ there architectures which define ARCH_SUPPORTS_AOUT and have
> <asm/a.out.h> but don't support binfmt_aout, anyway? How does that make
> sense?

My guess would be that binfmt_aout isn't actually used there.

The affected architectures are:
- h8300
- m32r
- parisc
- sh
- v850

v850 is broken beyond repair, and I hope my patch to remove the
architecture will make it into 2.6.27.

For the other 4 architectures I have Cc'ed the architecture maintainers.

> dwmw2

cu
Adrian

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of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
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