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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: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 14:12:44 +0100 (MET)
Cc: Karsten Merker <karsten@excalibur.cologne.de>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20472.1008407699@ocs3.intra.ocs.com.au>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Sat, 15 Dec 2001, Keith Owens wrote:

> AFAICT ecoff is only used on mips but, since ecoff is not an arch
> specific object format, it makes sense to make it a generic kbuild
> 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?

 Elf2ecoff is probably going not to be used one day anymore, i.e. once
binutils are fixed.  Right now there is a problem in marking ELF
executables impure (non-paged).  Ultimately either objcopy or even ld
directly is going to be used for ECOFF binary creation. 

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