Re: kerneld & binfmt_aout

James Mastros (
Wed, 10 Dec 1997 23:26:18 -0500 (EST)

On 10 Dec 1997, Vladimir Volovich wrote:
> Hi,
> I have the following problem: I compiled binfmt_aout as a module (and
> did "depmod -a"). But when I try to run an aout binary, kerneld does
> not load the binfmt_aout.o module automagically. The other modules,
> such as cdrom.o, isofs.o, ide-cd.o are loaded by kerneld very well.
> I use linux-2.1.66, modutils-2.1.55.
> Best regards, -- Vladimir.

That's just because kerneld dosn't know that binfmt-0064 is binfmt_aout.
Add the line "alias binfmt-0064 binfmt_aout" to /etc/conf.modules (or
/etc/modules.conf). (If that dosn't work, check your system log for the
exact string -- there are several "magics" of a.out.

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