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Re: ECOFF

To: Tom Woelfel <Tom.Woelfel@eed.ericsson.se>
Subject: Re: ECOFF
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Mon, 23 Aug 1999 23:30:43 +0200
Cc: linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu
In-reply-to: <199908231009.MAA27147@sun168.eu>; from Tom Woelfel on Mon, Aug 23, 1999 at 12:09:26PM +0200
References: <19990819154712.A13843@uni-koblenz.de> <199908231009.MAA27147@sun168.eu>
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
On Mon, Aug 23, 1999 at 12:09:26PM +0200, Tom Woelfel wrote:

> Ralf Baechle writes:
>  > Does anybody still rely on the linker support for ECOFF binaries?  I'd
>  > like to drop the ECOFF emulations (mipsbig and mipslittle) from ld.
> 
> I still have an Indy with the "very old boot prom" problem (it's 5.3
> in your HOWTO ;-). I don't have an idea if this in any way related to
> this. But if so (and in case "old prom Indy's" will then not boot)
> it seems to me a good idea to put a hint or a workaround in the HOWTO.

No problem, that's why we have elf2ecoff as part of the kernel sources.
Directly linking elf to ecoff is too strong stuff for ld anyway, at
least for some of the ultra hairy case we have to handle.

  Ralf

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