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Date:   Wed, 6 Mar 2019 17:55:58 +0100
From:   "Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult" <>
To:     Linus Torvalds <>,
        Borislav Petkov <>
Cc:     Alan Cox <>,
        Matthew Wilcox <>,
        Jann Horn <>,
        Al Viro <>,
        Thomas Gleixner <>,
        kernel list <>,
        linux-fsdevel <>,
        the arch/x86 maintainers <>,
        Linux API <>,
        Andrew Morton <>,
        Richard Weinberger <>,
        Anton Ivanov <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] x86: Deprecate a.out support

On 05.03.19 17:22, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 6:59 AM Borislav Petkov <> wrote:
>> We can at least deprecate it on x86...
> I'd prefer to try to deprecate a.out core dumping first.. That's the
> part that is actually broken, no?
> In fact, I'd be happy to deprecate a.out entirely, but if somebody
> _does_ complain, I'd like to be able to bring it back without the core
> dumping.

Maybe make it depend on BROKEN ?


Enrico Weigelt, metux IT consult
Free software and Linux embedded engineering -- +49-151-27565287

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