Subject: Re: link_set_... sections and objcopy
To: Christos Zoulas <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: port-arm
Date: 06/19/2004 17:28:57
On Sat, Jun 19, 2004 at 11:24:58AM -0400, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> Right, use the firmware a.out loader to load an elf boot loader. The
> elf loader will be simpler that making kernels load.

Right. So we have two long term fixes

 (1) wait for binutils getting fixed (or help fixing them)
 (2) write a working elf bootloader

Both are fine and noble goals - but untill one of them is done we have a
unbootable kernel every so often (on autobuilds and local ones). What I
suggested is obviously just a hack, but w/o severe downsides that I am
aware of. And it could be done in half an hour or less.