Bug 695415 - no need to compile binfmt_misc into the kernel
no need to compile binfmt_misc into the kernel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Depends On: 695375
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Reported: 2011-04-11 12:42 EDT by Lennart Poettering
Modified: 2011-07-11 17:03 EDT (History)
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Description Lennart Poettering 2011-04-11 12:42:44 EDT
binfmt_misc is not used on normal installs, unless Java, Mono or WINE are installed. Hence I don't think there is any need to compile binfmt_misc into the kernel by default.

In a systemd world the binfmt_misc is actually installed as autofs fs so that the fs is actually just backed and the kmod is only loaded if actually somebody uses binfmt_misc.

Given that binfmt_misc is tiny this doesn't matter too much, but I think it might be oe of the things where making it a loadable module is actually a good thing.
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2011-07-11 17:03:50 EDT
done for rawhide. for f15, meh... who cares.

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