Any a.out users?

Ed Maste emaste at
Fri Mar 13 17:35:10 UTC 2020

On Fri, 13 Mar 2020 at 13:22, Ian Lepore <ian at> wrote:
> Could a.out support be a kernel config option that's off by default?

Probably. That seems reasonable to me.

> And could its presence be indicated via sysctl in some way, so that
> ldconfig could do a.out hints only if support for them is available?

But why does ldconfig need to know about a.out files at all? Assuming
this support still works we can just provide an a.out ldconfig along
with a.out shared libraries.

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