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Re: No bzImage target for MIPS

To: Keith Owens <kaos@melbourne.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: No bzImage target for MIPS
From: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2001 13:46:04 +0100
Cc: Karsten Merker <karsten@excalibur.cologne.de>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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On Sat, Dec 15, 2001 at 08:14:59PM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:

> target, like elf, srec and bin.  To that end, I looked at moving
> elf2ecoff and addinitrd to an arch independent directory so everybody
> could use those tools, alas both contain mips specific code.  Any idea
> how much work is required to make elf2ecoff and addinitrd into generic
> utilities?  Is it worth the effort or should they stay as mips only?

Last i had a look elf2ecoff and addinitrd were not really nice
recovering from toolchain problems like pages of null between sections
which was a common fault a couple months back. This lead to addinitrd
not beeing able to attach a ramdisk that the kernel would be able to
find it. 

BTW: Shouldn't objcopy be able to convert an ELF into an ECOFF ?

Flo
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