binfmt_misc for-linus on 20160727

First off, the intention of this pull is to declare that I'll be the
binfmt_misc maintainer (mainly on the grounds of you touched it last,
it's yours).  There's no MAINTAINERS entry, but
will now finger me.

The update itself is to allow architecture emulation containers to
function such that the emulation binary can be housed outside the
container itself.  The container and fs parts both have acks from
relevant experts.

The change is user visible. To use the new feature you have to add an
F option to your binfmt_misc configuration.  However, the existing
tools, like systemd-binfmt work with this without modification.

Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <>
binfmt_misc: add F option description to documentation

Signed-off-by: James Bottomley <>
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