This appendix describes an optional feature of that activates Scheme
programs execution through the mechanism of the
kernel module; it is available only on Unix–like platforms running the
By default the installation of the required files is disabled; to enable it: at configuration time we must pass the --enable-binfmt option to the configure script.
The mechanism allows to run Scheme programs without explicitly invoking
the executable runtime program. It is a generalisation of the mechanism
that runs shell scripts whose file begins with
This appendix is derived from the original
binfmt_miscdocumentation text file by Richard Guenther.