Subject: Re: What's a "real" elf loader like ?
To: None <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 06/16/2006 15:07:13
In article <>,
Cherry G. Mathew  <> wrote:
>I was wondering if someone could put down briefly and to the point, 
>what the NetBSD "elf" related shortcomings are.
>Here's my shallow understanding of the situation.
>- libsa has no standalone support for kernel modules, does not 
>understand all elf header types.
>- There are shortcomings related to kernel module linking, which uses 
>userspace ld ( for what ? How ? )
>It would be could to have a concise elf related feature "wishlist" for 
>NetBSD. It would probably make a well deserved
>"projects" entry at

We really need to have an ELF linker inside the kernel, instead of pre-linking
the object file in userland. The current model makes symbol resolution in
lkms that depend on each other annoying.