Subject: Re: Core file format
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List: tech-toolchain
Date: 09/12/2001 03:42:31
I agree. Having written programs to pull core files apart on other ELF 
platforms the flexibility of these is simply invaluable.


>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 <>