Subject: Re: NetBSD booting NetBSD on a TS-7xxx
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 12/05/2006 18:15:07
In article <200612050844.kB58iXux025625@merlin.buzzard.freeserve.co.uk>,
Richard Earnshaw <Richard.Earnshaw@buzzard.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
>On Tue, 05 Dec 2006 12:28:58 +0900, "Toru Nishimura" wrote:
>> Jesse Off wrote;
>> > I recently wrote a program to allow NetBSD to boot other OS' from within
>> > NetBSD itself.
>> [ ... snip ... ]
>> > I'll probably implement arbitrary ELF file loading sometime this month
>> > (right now it only works with raw images)
>> As a side note, it's possible to distinguish NetBSD ELF from Linux 2.4 or 2.6
>> looking at ELF "private flags" field.
>> In Little Endian short, offset 0x24 of kernel ELF header differs as;
>> - NetBSD 0x0602
>> - Linux 2.4 0x0002
>> - Linux 2.6 0x0202
>This isn't a reliable test. Linux objects and executables built to the
>EABI will show a completely different value here (in e_flags) and that
>field doesn't contain enough information to determine the OS.
All NetBSD kernels will contain a NetBSD PT_NOTE field RSN...