Subject: Re: anyone else testing ELF on i386?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Christos Zoulas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/22/1999 21:31:28
In article <199901222103.QAA15760@ghost.whirlpool.com> email@example.com (Andrew Gillham) writes:
>I've been experimenting with Christos' cool ELF support for i386,
>and was wondering if anyone else is playing with it.
I was kind of hoping that someone else would lend a hand :-)
>I was able to build a full ELF toolchain, then rebuild all libs and
>then build ELF versions of just about everything. There are a few
>problems, but I have a functional system with all ELF binaries. I
>can't build a kernel, but I wasn't expecting to.
And shared libraries? I have not gotten that to work yet :-)
I still have problems with COPY relocations.
I've also kludged the interpreter to load at 0, because otherwise
it tries to reference relocatable symbols before it gets a chance
to relocate them.
>There are a few things preventing me from having a fully self hosting
>ELF environment. (only a few are critical)
> * kernel builds fail, assembler error on ".s" files
What are the errors?
> * src/gnu/dist/ld/emulparams/elf_i386.sh needs ELFSIZE=32
Hmm, I thought I committed that one.
> * src/sys/arch/i386/stand won't build
Again what are the errors?
> * src/gnu/usr.bin/gzip/match.S doesn't link, C version works.
>Nothing is a real problem, other than I would like to build an ELF
>kernel if it is going to work. Already it appears that there is some
>kind of ELF support in the booter?
I was planning to work on that after I got the shared library stuff
working. And after I got the elf kernel, I would go for the elf lkms.
I have not looked at the kernel/booter. It should be pretty easy to