Bug 102643 - a.out binarys don't automatically cause the kernel to load binfmt_aout.o
Summary: a.out binarys don't automatically cause the kernel to load binfmt_aout.o
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2003-08-19 10:52 UTC by Mu
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:56 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:41:27 UTC
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Description Mu 2003-08-19 10:52:27 UTC
Description of problem:

a.out binarys don't automatically cause the kernel to load binfmt_aout.o

'modprobe -c |grep binfmt' shows it is still aliasing the binfmt-%hd format
instead of the new binfmt-%04x format for the module name.

How reproducible:

Always.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try load an a.out format executable
    
Actual results:
[safeuser@localhost testing1]$ ./b.o
-bash: ./b.o: cannot execute binary file

Expected results:
[safeuser@localhost testing1]$ ./b.o
Hello, world.

Additional info:

This looks like the problem here:

http://hypermail.idiosynkrasia.net/linux-kernel/archived/2001/week47/0765.html

Does the kernel support a.out format or not?
It seems that it is trying to support it out of box, but it doesn't seem to work.

Comment 1 Mu 2003-08-20 07:13:53 UTC
oops. it's a kernel config issue, not a kernelcfg issue.

Comment 2 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:41:27 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem
persists.

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/



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