Subject: Re: sparc64 build problem with current as of yesterday
To: None <>
From: Lloyd Parkes <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/20/2001 20:54:24
>  > installboot never needs to handle 64-bit elf.  It would be better to
>  > just get rid of the dependency on loadfile_elf64.
> The problem is that the sparc64 loadfile_machdep.h explicitly specifies
> elf64.  It shouldn't do that -- it should be done on a per-app basis.

I must admit that I hadn't really thought through the implications of
having an Fcode bootblock.

I still think that linking in loadfile_elf64.o is the correct short to
medium term solution. It isn't perfect, but it is consistent with the
current loadfile design. I don't have a problem with someone coming up
with a better design, but nobody seems to be in a hurry to fix the
implementation of the current design.