Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 12:07:35PM -0700, Jun Sun wrote:
> > The e_machine field in ELF file standard defines two values for MIPS:
> > 8 - MIPS RS3000 BE
> > 10 - MIPS RS4000 BE
> > Naturally the question is: what about LE binaries? And what about other
> > CPUs? Is there any effort to clean up this thing?
> > All the tools that I know of are using 8, pretty much for all CPUs and both
> > endians. No real harm has been observed, but it causes some anonying
> > "invalid
> > byte order" complains if you do "file" on a MIPS LE binary. Of course, it
> > will also invariably reports "R3000" cpu as well.
> EM_MIPS_RS4_BE was apparently only in use for a short time; EM_MIPS is
> being used for both byte order. The byteorder is nowadays identified by
That makes a lot of sense.
BTW, where is the latest ELF spec that says so? Maciej, which spec are you