Subject: Re: Core file format
To: matthew green <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 09/11/2001 19:50:25
On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 12:23:12PM +1000, matthew green wrote:

 > how much extra work is this?  `netbsd-core' support is well supported by
 > the toolchain currently.  what are the gains?  i can see getting rid of
 > needing new MID's as being a good thing, but that seems fairly minor to
 > the effort required to port everything across (but the size of that effort
 > isn't well known, at least to me.)

For e.g. i386, it means you can dump extended FPU save area into a
separate section, marked by a section name.  You can't do that right
now, without changing the i386 core magic number.

It's basically buys you the same flexibility that ELF buys you for

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>