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Re: [PATCH] MIPS: Octeon: add option to ignore PT_NOTE section

To: philby john <pjohn@mvista.com>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] MIPS: Octeon: add option to ignore PT_NOTE section
From: David Daney <ddaney@caviumnetworks.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:38:02 -0700
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On 04/13/2011 09:07 AM, philby john wrote:
From: Philby John<pjohn@mvista.com>

^^^^^^^^ I believe that statement to be not entirely correct.

Perhaps you should change it to something like:
From: David Daney <ddaney@caviumnetworks.com>


Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:46:32 +0530
Subject: [PATCH] MIPS: Octeon: add option to ignore PT_NOTE section

Some early Octeon bootloaders cannot process PT_NOTE program
headers as reported in numerous sections of the web, here is
an example http://www.spinics.net/lists/mips/msg37799.html
Loading usually fails with such an error ...
Error allocating memory for elf image!

The work around usually is to strip the .notes section by using
such a command $mips-gnu-strip -R .notes vmlinux -o fixed-vmlinux
It is expected that the vmlinux image got after compilation be
bootable. Add a Kconfig option to ignore the PT_NOTE section.

Signed-off-by: Philby John<pjohn@mvista.com>
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