[PATCH 1/4] exec: Change uselib(2) IS_SREG() failure to EACCES

Christian Brauner christian.brauner at ubuntu.com
Tue May 19 13:13:41 UTC 2020

On Tue, May 19, 2020 at 06:56:36AM -0500, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> Andreas Schwab <schwab at linux-m68k.org> writes:
> > On Mai 18 2020, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> >
> >> If it was only libc4 and libc5 that used the uselib system call then it
> >> can probably be removed after enough time.
> >
> > Only libc4 used it, libc5 was already ELF.
> binfmt_elf.c supports uselib.  In a very a.out ish way.  Do you know if
> that support was ever used?
> If we are truly talking a.out only we should be able to make uselib
> conditional on a.out support in the kernel which is strongly mostly
> disabled at this point.

The only ones that even allow setting AOUT:

arch/alpha/Kconfig:     select HAVE_AOUT
arch/m68k/Kconfig:      select HAVE_AOUT if MMU

and x86 deprecated it March 2019:


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