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How can they do that?
Last time I checked Linux kernel developers don't have a back door that will allow them to update random affect binaries on my machines when I update the kernel. At least I hope not.
Removing four bytes from the kernel ABI
Posted May 25, 2012 19:34 UTC (Fri) by nevets (subscriber, #11875)
BruhahahaHAHAH! The kernel 0wns your box! Why do you think we became kernel developers?
Posted May 28, 2012 13:10 UTC (Mon) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
(I wish I was joking, but Windows does exactly this routinely.)
Posted May 29, 2012 19:21 UTC (Tue) by BenHutchings (subscriber, #37955)
Linux does have per-process compatibility quirks (see setarch(8)) but no provision for enabling them automatically. I'm not sure why, though it may be that such recognition would be better implemented in userland.
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