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Date:	Mon, 26 Nov 2007 01:47:46 +0100
From:	David Madore <>
To:	Linux Kernel Mailing-List <>
Subject: setting the init process's personality?


Is there a simple way (via a kernel boot option or config setting or -
if really necessary - a patch or something like that) to set the
personality for the init process?  I'm running an x86_64 kernel on a
system whose userland is almost entirely 32-bits (but needs an
occasional 64-bit process to be run, hence the choice of kernel), and
I'd like `uname -m` to be i686 unless I take special action.  So I
think that means letting init (which is indeed a 32-bit process) have
the PER_LINUX32 personality (in case I'm wrong about this, the output
of uname -m is essentially what matters to me).

So, where does the default come from?

     David A. Madore
    (, )
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