On Tue, Jun 29, 1999 at 05:08:31PM -0700, William J. Earl wrote:
> Ralf Baechle writes:
> > On Sun, Jun 13, 1999 at 09:37:23PM -0700, digital convergence wrote:
> > > btw, how well is native IRIX binary loading supported? I wish to run a
> > > copy of BMRT on my farm of indy's under linux, but it won't let me
> > > execute any of the binaries (they're R4000 optimised old style linkage
> > > bins)....
> > Only a limited number of syscalls and other interfaces is supported at
> > all and I haven't received any reports about the IRIX compatibility
> > stuff in ages. Anybody interested in maintaining this facility?
> IRIX 4.* binaries are COFF binaries, not ELF, and have a very
> different ABI from IRIX 5.* binaries. The present support is really
> for IRIX 5 binaries, which are much closer in interface semantics to
> Linux native binaries.
So far not a single person has asked for binary compatibility with
IRIX < 5.0, so ECOFF support isn't exactly something I'm worried about ...