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.
This has bothered me as well. I would like to see a few machines added
at least something like R5000, R8000, R10000 along with the proper ISA
value being stored in the e_flags field. I would be more than happy to
help make the changes as it is something that IMHO needs to be fixed.
As far as the latest ABI specs go, here are 2 different links for the
same documents. Ralf and I went digging for these a few weeks back.
Steven J. Hill - Embedded SW Engineer
Public Key: 'http://www.cotw.com/pubkey.txt'
FPR1: E124 6E1C AF8E 7802 A815
FPR2: 7D72 829C 3386 4C4A E17D