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Re: 2.4 kernels + >=binutils-2.14.90.0.8

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: 2.4 kernels + >=binutils-2.14.90.0.8
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 14:04:58 +0100
Cc: Kumba <kumba@gentoo.org>, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Tue, Mar 23, 2004 at 01:50:27PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

>  Some picky firmware may be unhappy about a bit different ELF layout it
> yields.  Anyway, this is the right way to go and any problems with bad
> firmware may be able to be compensated with updates to our linker scripts.

I've had lots of trouble with ECOFF implementations but not with ELF
which is a nicer design - in particular the obvious way of implementing
ELF loading is even likely to be the right one.

Oh well, we'll see - and I guess a binutils person will object to obove
paragraph the next five minutes ;-)

  Ralf

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