Subject: Re: Adding ELF64 support
To: David S. Miller <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
Date: 09/03/1996 02:14:53
David S. Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>One method I have seen to deal with this is to have only one
>exec_elf.c file. But you change a few things, and compile it twice.
>For every Elf32_XXX you have in the sources, change it to:
>Then, at the top you do the following:
>#define ElfW(x) Elf32_x
>#define ElfW(x) Elf64_x
I think we're all adults and can take ANSI/Reiserism token
concatenation as read...
GNU binutils has done this for aout since, well, since before there
was a binutils. *BSD systems don't use Make directly, they use
config. Modifying the suggested scheme to work with config is very
do-able. I thought Matt was asking how to do something like this
whilst still emitting only one copy of the common functions?
There's also the issue of how, on a 64/32-bit machine, an exec package
should ascertain whether elf32 or elf64 is the best fit for a given
executable. (mips3 chips have, iirc, 64-bit mode, 32-bit mode, and
64-bit int/32-bit float.)
This is made somewhat hairier still by the NetBSD "machine
independent" exec-package code still assuming that ELF is used only
for running non-NetBSD binaries in emulation mode...