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commit eac616557050737a8d6ef6fe0322d0980ff0ffde
parent 08300f4402abc0eb3bc9c91b27a529836710d32d
Author: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Date:   Tue,  5 Mar 2019 15:47:51 +0100

x86: Deprecate a.out support

Linux supports ELF binaries for ~25 years now.  a.out coredumping has
bitrotten quite significantly and would need some fixing to get it into
shape again but considering how even the toolchains cannot create a.out
executables in its default configuration, let's deprecate a.out support
and remove it a couple of releases later, instead.

Signed-off-by: Borislav Petkov <bp@suse.de>
Acked-by: Richard Weinberger <richard@nod.at>
Cc: Al Viro <viro@zeniv.linux.org.uk>
Cc: Anton Ivanov <anton.ivanov@cambridgegreys.com>
Cc: Jann Horn <jannh@google.com>
Cc: <linux-api@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: <linux-fsdevel@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: lkml <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>
Cc: Matthew Wilcox <willy@infradead.org>
Cc: Thomas Gleixner <tglx@linutronix.de>
Cc: <x86@kernel.org>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>

March/x86/Kconfig | 2+-
March/x86/um/Kconfig | 1-
2 files changed, 1 insertion(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/arch/x86/Kconfig b/arch/x86/Kconfig @@ -14,7 +14,6 @@ config X86_32 select ARCH_WANT_IPC_PARSE_VERSION select CLKSRC_I8253 select CLONE_BACKWARDS - select HAVE_AOUT select HAVE_GENERIC_DMA_COHERENT select MODULES_USE_ELF_REL select OLD_SIGACTION @@ -2843,6 +2842,7 @@ config IA32_EMULATION config IA32_AOUT tristate "IA32 a.out support" depends on IA32_EMULATION + depends on BROKEN ---help--- Support old a.out binaries in the 32bit emulation. diff --git a/arch/x86/um/Kconfig b/arch/x86/um/Kconfig @@ -16,7 +16,6 @@ config 64BIT config X86_32 def_bool !64BIT - select HAVE_AOUT select ARCH_WANT_IPC_PARSE_VERSION select MODULES_USE_ELF_REL select CLONE_BACKWARDS