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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Deprecate a.out support
On Tue, Mar 05, 2019 at 09:58:28AM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> I'd be ok for that to be a total removal, but maybe there are some
> architectures that still have that as a "main" format?

Well, my limited experience with feature removal says that people only
say something when the feature is *actually* long gone, several releases
have passed by and the removal has finally percolated downstream.

I guess you could Cc arch maintainers with the a.out-core.h removal
patch to see if anyone screams.

> Or I could just apply your patch after removing the core-dumping. Comments?

Sure. And it can be reverted very easily if someone runs out of the
woods later and handwaving about an important a.out use case on x86.
Although x86 should be in ELF-land for a quarter of a decade now.



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