Subject: Re: What's a "real" elf loader like ?
To: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
From: Quentin Garnier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/16/2006 18:51:53
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On Fri, Jun 16, 2006 at 03:07:13PM +0000, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> In article <email@example.com>,
> Cherry G. Mathew <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >I was wondering if someone could put down briefly and to the point,=20
> >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=20
> >understand all elf header types.
> >- There are shortcomings related to kernel module linking, which uses=20
> >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 http://www.netbsd.org/contrib/projects.html
> We really need to have an ELF linker inside the kernel, instead of pre-li=
> the object file in userland. The current model makes symbol resolution in
> lkms that depend on each other annoying.
The last part is not true since ksyms.
Quentin Garnier - email@example.com - cube@NetBSD.org
"When I find the controls, I'll go where I like, I'll know where I want
to be, but maybe for now I'll stay right here on a silent sea."
KT Tunstall, Silent Sea, Eye to the Telescope, 2004.
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