gzipped executables

From: Matt Stegman (mas9483@ksu.edu)
Date: Tue Feb 13 2001 - 00:09:39 EST

Is there any kernel patch that would allow Linux to properly recognize,
and execute gzipped executables?

I know I could use binfmt_misc to run a wrapper script:

    decompress to /tmp/prog.decompressed
    execute /tmp/prog.decompressed
    rm /tmp/prog.decompressed

But that's not as clean, secure, or fast as the kernel transparently
decompressing & executing. Is there a better way to do this?


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