Subject: Re: An annoying failure I've seen a lot of.
To: None <,>
From: James Graham <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/1996 09:15:09
<> sez:
#    Whenever I try to run an ELF or COFF binary, I get the following error:
#    ./linux.x86: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected

Brad Spencer sez:
# Hello...  exec_elf.c thinks that it is a SVR4 Elf binary.  Either
# remove COMPAT_SVR4 from your kernel or rearrange the order of the Elf
# test.

This makes no sense at all.  If it thinks it's an SVR4 ELF binary,
why the hell is it handing it over to /bin/sh, then?

I'd expect a ENOSYS or SIGILL+core to happen before then.