Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 101044
binfmt_coff.o module missing
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:56:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
Regression in release of kernel. COFF format binaries can no longer be used.
Kernel packages are missing critical binary compatibility modules. This seems
to be a new regression in the 2.4.20 kernel releases.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to load the binfmt_coff module
Actual Results: modprobe: Can't locate module binfmt_coff
Expected Results: The module should have loaded.
I am unable to upgrade my kernel because I require COFF binary support. This
causes all COFF binaries to crash on execution.
linux-abi is not supported by Red Hat anymore, it never was (officially).
If you need it, either stay with the latest Red Hat version that works for you
or compile a kernel yourself using patches you find
Note that if you patch the Red Hat kernel it probably won't work (I'm not
speaking of patch rejects, but about functional issues) because there are some
changes (we don't know which) that are not ok for linux-abi.
Official kernels + -ac patches + linux-abi work.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 76567 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.