Subject: Re: libsa/loadfile.c
To: None <>
From: Michael L. Hitch <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/13/2001 11:46:54
On Fri, 13 Jul 2001, Jason R Thorpe wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 13, 2001 at 03:37:51PM +1000, wrote:
>  > 	Before I list the problems I had, what code calls loadfile?
>  > It it used very much? (in particular with loading a.out binaries)
>  > I only ask because I find it hard to believe that no-one else has
>  > had the same problem that I had with it.
> It is used by the i386, alpha, sparc, hp300, pmax boot programs,
> at least.  The a.out, ECOFF, and ELF support is all known to work.

  It also works on my amiga boot program, both a.out and ELF.

>  > 1) aout_exec() seems to load files non-zero entry point at the wrong
>  >    address. A kernel with a_entry of 0x2e00 loads at address 0x2e00,
>  >    with its entry point at 0x5c00 !
> If this were true, the i386 port wouldn't work.  But I'd need to look
> at the code again and get my head wrapped around it to figure out how
> to make your booter work.

  The amiga wouldn't be working either, in this case.  I seem to remember
digging through loadfile.c trying to figure out how things work before I
got the amiga booting though.

Michael L. Hitch
Computer Consultant
Information Technology Center
Montana State University	Bozeman, MT	USA