Re: The elves are coming

Mr S J Greenaway (
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 15:15:26 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 25 Sep 1996, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> 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.
> Linus

Are we confusing 'I want to compile the kernel as a.out' with 'I want
to run user programs that are in a.out format' ????

Simon Greenaway