elksemu - Embedded Linux Kernel Subset emulator
elksemu program [arguments]
Elksemu is a program that allows 8086 ELKS programs to be run under
Linux-i386. These programs can be compiled using the bcc(1) C compiler.
Yom may use the binfmt-misc module under Linux 2.1.43 or greater as
described in the elksemu README which will cause the kernel to run
elksemu with the correct arguments whenever the user tries to execute
an ELKS executable directly.
There are no flag options to elksemu, the first argument is the name of
the program to run the rest are arguments that are passed to the Elks
The elksemu program may be installed suid-root and in this event it is
able to run execute only (chmod 111) elks executables and act correctly
on the suid permission bits on any executable. This should be
considered a security hazard so elksemu does not have to be installed
suid-root. If you consider using this facility you should also be
aware that it will override the ’nosuid’ mount(8) option.
bcc(1), as86(1), ld86(1)
Elksemu is incomplete.
The program may still have security bugs!
Jan, 1997 elksemu(1)