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Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] reduce magic numbers length to 16 bytes (qemu-b

From: Paul Brook
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] [PATCH] reduce magic numbers length to 16 bytes (qemu-binfmt-conf.sh)
Date: Sat, 11 Mar 2006 14:23:11 +0000
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On Saturday 11 March 2006 02:58, Anderson Lizardo wrote:
> Hi,
> Any reason why the magic numbers from qemu-binfmt-conf.sh are not just
> 16 bytes long as those reported by "readelf --file-header"?

The first 16 bytes only tell you it's an ELF executable. ie. you've just 
removed the bits that tell you whether it's e.g an arm or a ppc executable.

You'll notice that after your patch all the be/le pattern matches are 
identical, which is obviously not going to work.


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