Re: The elves are coming

Linus Torvalds (
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 08:16:03 +0300 (EET DST)

On Tue, 24 Sep 1996, Kai Schulte wrote:
> Pleeeeeease, why can't we keep a.out support in 2.1? Most of us don't have
> RISC cpu's yet, and many ELF things _do_ run more slowly on my 486 and 386.

Sorry, no can do.

The a.out linking process is so broken that I really don't want to bother
with it. If somebody wants to test a.out linking and sends me patches, I'll
apply them back eventually, but right now I don't want to bother with the
added complexity of having to worry about strange a.out linking stuff.