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deprecates a.out support

"Linux supports ELF binaries for ~25 years now. a.out coredumping has bitrotten quite significantly and would need some fixing to get it into shape again but considering how even the toolchains cannot create a.out executables in its default configuration, let's deprecate a.out support and remove it a couple of releases later, instead."

git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/k

@fribbledom How horrible that they've been pretending to support it for the last 10-15 years.

I think this is the right decision for Linux to take. However, it still makes me sad, because ELF is a raging dumpster fire of a format.

Thanks AT&T for your NIH bullshit, and the GNU project for going right along with it without any critical thought.

kestrelcomputer.github.io/kest

kestrelcomputer.github.io/kest

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