1config BINFMT_ELF
   2        bool "Kernel support for ELF binaries"
   3        depends on MMU && (BROKEN || !FRV)
   4        default y
   5        ---help---
   6          ELF (Executable and Linkable Format) is a format for libraries and
   7          executables used across different architectures and operating
   8          systems. Saying Y here will enable your kernel to run ELF binaries
   9          and enlarge it by about 13 KB. ELF support under Linux has now all
  10          but replaced the traditional Linux a.out formats (QMAGIC and ZMAGIC)
  11          because it is portable (this does *not* mean that you will be able
  12          to run executables from different architectures or operating systems
  13          however) and makes building run-time libraries very easy. Many new
  14          executables are distributed solely in ELF format. You definitely
  15          want to say Y here.
  17          Information about ELF is contained in the ELF HOWTO available from
  18          <>.
  20          If you find that after upgrading from Linux kernel 1.2 and saying Y
  21          here, you still can't run any ELF binaries (they just crash), then
  22          you'll have to install the newest ELF runtime libraries, including
  23 (check the file <file:Documentation/Changes> for location and
  24          latest version).
  27        bool
  28        depends on COMPAT && BINFMT_ELF
  31        bool
  34        bool "Kernel support for FDPIC ELF binaries"
  35        default y
  36        depends on (FRV || BLACKFIN || (SUPERH32 && !MMU) || C6X)
  37        help
  38          ELF FDPIC binaries are based on ELF, but allow the individual load
  39          segments of a binary to be located in memory independently of each
  40          other. This makes this format ideal for use in environments where no
  41          MMU is available as it still permits text segments to be shared,
  42          even if data segments are not.
  44          It is also possible to run FDPIC ELF binaries on MMU linux also.
  47        bool "Write ELF core dumps with partial segments"
  48        default y
  49        depends on BINFMT_ELF && ELF_CORE
  50        help
  51          ELF core dump files describe each memory mapping of the crashed
  52          process, and can contain or omit the memory contents of each one.
  53          The contents of an unmodified text mapping are omitted by default.
  55          For an unmodified text mapping of an ELF object, including just
  56          the first page of the file in a core dump makes it possible to
  57          identify the build ID bits in the file, without paying the i/o
  58          cost and disk space to dump all the text.  However, versions of
  59          GDB before 6.7 are confused by ELF core dump files in this format.
  61          The core dump behavior can be controlled per process using
  62          the /proc/PID/coredump_filter pseudo-file; this setting is
  63          inherited.  See Documentation/filesystems/proc.txt for details.
  65          This config option changes the default setting of coredump_filter
  66          seen at boot time.  If unsure, say Y.
  68config BINFMT_FLAT
  69        bool "Kernel support for flat binaries"
  70        depends on !MMU && (!FRV || BROKEN)
  71        help
  72          Support uClinux FLAT format binaries.
  74config BINFMT_ZFLAT
  75        bool "Enable ZFLAT support"
  76        depends on BINFMT_FLAT
  77        select ZLIB_INFLATE
  78        help
  79          Support FLAT format compressed binaries
  82        bool "Enable shared FLAT support"
  83        depends on BINFMT_FLAT
  84        help
  85          Support FLAT shared libraries
  87config HAVE_AOUT
  88       def_bool n
  90config BINFMT_AOUT
  91        tristate "Kernel support for a.out and ECOFF binaries"
  92        depends on HAVE_AOUT
  93        ---help---
  94          A.out (Assembler.OUTput) is a set of formats for libraries and
  95          executables used in the earliest versions of UNIX.  Linux used
  96          the a.out formats QMAGIC and ZMAGIC until they were replaced
  97          with the ELF format.
  99          The conversion to ELF started in 1995.  This option is primarily
 100          provided for historical interest and for the benefit of those
 101          who need to run binaries from that era.
 103          Most people should answer N here.  If you think you may have
 104          occasional use for this format, enable module support above
 105          and answer M here to compile this support as a module called
 106          binfmt_aout.
 108          If any crucial components of your system (such as /sbin/init
 109          or /lib/ are still in a.out format, you will have to
 110          say Y here.
 112config OSF4_COMPAT
 113        bool "OSF/1 v4 readv/writev compatibility"
 114        depends on ALPHA && BINFMT_AOUT
 115        help
 116          Say Y if you are using OSF/1 binaries (like Netscape and Acrobat)
 117          with v4 shared libraries freely available from Compaq. If you're
 118          going to use shared libraries from Tru64 version 5.0 or later, say N.
 120config BINFMT_EM86
 121        tristate "Kernel support for Linux/Intel ELF binaries"
 122        depends on ALPHA
 123        ---help---
 124          Say Y here if you want to be able to execute Linux/Intel ELF
 125          binaries just like native Alpha binaries on your Alpha machine. For
 126          this to work, you need to have the emulator /usr/bin/em86 in place.
 128          You can get the same functionality by saying N here and saying Y to
 129          "Kernel support for MISC binaries".
 131          You may answer M to compile the emulation support as a module and
 132          later load the module when you want to use a Linux/Intel binary. The
 133          module will be called binfmt_em86. If unsure, say Y.
 135config BINFMT_SOM
 136        tristate "Kernel support for SOM binaries"
 137        depends on PARISC && HPUX
 138        help
 139          SOM is a binary executable format inherited from HP/UX.  Say
 140          Y here to be able to load and execute SOM binaries directly.
 142config BINFMT_MISC
 143        tristate "Kernel support for MISC binaries"
 144        ---help---
 145          If you say Y here, it will be possible to plug wrapper-driven binary
 146          formats into the kernel. You will like this especially when you use
 147          programs that need an interpreter to run like Java, Python, .NET or
 148          Emacs-Lisp. It's also useful if you often run DOS executables under
 149          the Linux DOS emulator DOSEMU (read the DOSEMU-HOWTO, available from
 150          <>). Once you have
 151          registered such a binary class with the kernel, you can start one of
 152          those programs simply by typing in its name at a shell prompt; Linux
 153          will automatically feed it to the correct interpreter.
 155          You can do other nice things, too. Read the file
 156          <file:Documentation/binfmt_misc.txt> to learn how to use this
 157          feature, <file:Documentation/java.txt> for information about how
 158          to include Java support. and <file:Documentation/mono.txt> for
 159          information about how to include Mono-based .NET support.
 161          To use binfmt_misc, you will need to mount it:
 162                mount binfmt_misc -t binfmt_misc /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc
 164          You may say M here for module support and later load the module when
 165          you have use for it; the module is called binfmt_misc. If you
 166          don't know what to answer at this point, say Y.
 168config COREDUMP
 169        bool "Enable core dump support" if EXPERT
 170        default y
 171        help
 172          This option enables support for performing core dumps. You almost
 173          certainly want to say Y here. Not necessary on systems that never
 174          need debugging or only ever run flawless code.
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