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Date:	Tue, 20 Oct 2009 00:54:34 -0400 (EDT)
From:	"Ryan C. Gordon" <>
To:	Jeremy Fitzhardinge <>
Subject: Re: [RFC][PATCH 2/2] binfmt_elf: FatELF support for kernel

> > Allows kernel modules to be FatELF binaries.
> This seems much more dubious.  It would only encourage more binary
> modules, which we're not very keen on doing.

I can understand that concern, but I worry about refusing to take steps 
that would aid free software developers in case it might help the 
closed-source people, too.

Those that will behave badly will do so regardless of file formats, but 
distros shipping nothing but GPL'd software and in-tree drivers would 
benefit from this more than another misguided company that probably 
doesn't care about multiple CPU architectures anyhow.


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