Subject: Re: An annoying failure I've seen a lot of.
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brad Spencer <email@example.com>
Date: 08/27/1996 14:06:49
# 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
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.
I really don't have an answer to that, except that it does happen
[been there and seen it]. A ktrace would probably help out here....
[I suspect that /bin/sh is a side effect of not having the SVR4 ld.so
available, but I am guessing.....]
Of course, this could just look like the problems I saw...
Brad Spencer - firstname.lastname@example.org http://anduin.eldar.org