binfmt_misc: fix false -ENOEXEC when coupled with other binary handlers

In case the binfmt_misc binary handler is registered *before* the e.g.
script one (when for example being compiled as a module) the following
situation may occur:

1. user launches a script, whose interpreter is a misc binary;
2. the load_misc_binary sets the misc_bang and returns -ENOEVEC,
   since the binary is a script;
3. the load_script_binary loads one and calls for search_binary_hander
   to run the interpreter;
4. the load_misc_binary is called again, but refuses to load the
   binary due to misc_bang bit set.

The fix is to move the misc_bang setting lower - prior to the actual
call to the search_binary_handler.

Caused by the commit 3a2e7f47 (binfmt_misc.c: avoid potential kernel
stack overflow)

Signed-off-by: Pavel Emelyanov <>
Reported-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <>
Tested-by: Kirill A. Shutemov <>
Cc: <>		[2.6.26.x]
Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <>
Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <>
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