Subject: Re: COMPAT_AOUT removal
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/07/2000 16:59:50
On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, Frank van der Linden wrote:

> So far, I've heard of 2 people who use COMPAT_AOUT for its (unwanted)
> side-effects. To me, that is not convincing enough to keep code in
> the kernel that will confuse people by what it does when they enable
> it, and which will break things too.

How much source are we talking about?

I think everyone agrees that it can be off by default. Would it really
hurt to leave the source in the tree? It is of use to folks.. :-)

I think it would also be fine (appropriate even) to change the name so
that new users don't turn it on by mistake.

Take care,