Subject: Re: Toolchain status list (30-Oct-2001)
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 10/30/2001 11:13:03
On Tue, Oct 30, 2001 at 01:41:48PM -0500, Todd Vierling wrote:
> - Change sparc installboot to use magicwords instead of nlist(3) walking to
> find the block number table; would permit cross-installboot easily [thorpej]
This is "done". That is, the SPARC installboot(8) now uses a bbinfo
structure, rather than nlist(3).
There are a few things left to do, here:
(1) Hunt down all other installboot(8) programs that still use
nlist(3) and make the same modification.
(2) Make sure the installboot(8) programs byte-swap as necessary
(I did this in the SPARC installboot(8), using ntohl() and
htonl(), since the SPARC is network-byte-order).
(3) Make the libsa loadfile() routine, which is used by
installboot(8) programs, cross-tool safe. That is,
we need explicit elf32 and elf64 versions, as well
as appropriate byte-swapping based on the target.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>