[Patch v3 3/3] binfmt_misc: add F option description to documentation

James Bottomley James.Bottomley at HansenPartnership.com
Thu Mar 31 14:57:10 UTC 2016

Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <James.Bottomley at HansenPartnership.com>
 Documentation/binfmt_misc.txt | 7 +++++++
 1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/Documentation/binfmt_misc.txt b/Documentation/binfmt_misc.txt
index 6b1de70..ec83bbc 100644
--- a/Documentation/binfmt_misc.txt
+++ b/Documentation/binfmt_misc.txt
@@ -66,6 +66,13 @@ Here is what the fields mean:
             This feature should be used with care as the interpreter
             will run with root permissions when a setuid binary owned by root
             is run with binfmt_misc.
+      'F' - fix binary.  The usual behaviour of binfmt_misc is to spawn the
+      	    binary lazily when the misc format file is invoked.  However,
+	    this doesn't work very well in the face of mount namespaces and
+	    changeroots, so the F mode opens the binary as soon as the
+	    emulation is installed and uses the opened image to spawn the
+	    emulator, meaning it is always available once installed,
+	    regardless of how the environment changes.
 There are some restrictions:

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