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SubjectRe: a.out coredumping: fix or delete?
On Wed, 6 Mar 2019 09:11:44 -0500
"Theodore Y. Ts'o" <tytso@mit.edu> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 06, 2019 at 01:25:17PM +0100, Thomas Gleixner wrote:
> > > It's been 25 years since Linux added support for ELF. Can we just
> > > delete the a.out support entirely now? According to the Linux-ELF HOWTO,
> > > support was added in 1.1.52 (August 1994). It's pretty much necromancy
> > > at this point.
> >
> > The Kernel-Necrophilia cult members might disagree. :)
> >
> > But yes, good riddance.
>
> Doesn't Minix 1.0 use a.out? It *is* cool to be able to binaries from
> run dead operating systems. :-)

Minixemu compiled fine ELF last time I checked 8). It does need a 32bit
system as it still uses virtual 86 model.

Alan

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