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SubjectRe: [PATCH] x86: Remove a.out support
On Sun, Mar 13, 2022 at 06:26:31PM +0000, James Jones wrote:
> ...
> This all probably seems absurd now, but note the newest version of these
> tools was released in 1995, when Linux ELF support would have been brand
> new. I don't know when the tools first shipped on Linux, but it would
> have been a few years before that, so a.out would have been the only
> option. It seems some Atari Jaguar developers were rather early Linux
> adopters.

Ok, that explains it fine, thanks.

Please put that explanation in a text file somewhere in
Documentation/x86/ so that we know why we're keeping a.out support.

I'll zap the removing patch from the lineup now and you can send me your
fixes whenever you're ready.

If you're wondering on how to format them and what to do, we have it all
documented in Documentation/process/. I'd especially suggest reading
Documentation/process/submitting-patches.rst

HTH.

Thx.

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Regards/Gruss,
Boris.

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