Subject: Re: cross-elf2ecoff
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Jason R Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 03/21/2002 21:24:20
On Thu, Mar 21, 2002 at 09:09:01PM -0800, Jonathan Stone wrote:
> For some DEC proms, a further issue is that the PROM cares about the
> order, not in which segments appear in the headers, but about the
> order they appear in the file -- Even if the header lists the sections
> in the "right" order. There are also some nasty issues about
> expecting additional alignment and padding for the sections as they
> appear in the load-file.
Yah, and this is really easy to fix with a linker script. And objcopy
will copy them out in the same order they appear in the original file.
> If all this is expressible with linker scripts, and it works on the
> matrix of different PROM versions which Simon keeps, and it works on
> ARC boxes, and it works for any ancient TC Alphas that need ECOFF,
(Actually, we use a raw binary image for Alpha systems .. and it works
on all supported Alpha models.)
> I'll be very happy to buy Jason a beero for letting elf2ecoff die.
Hey, cool! mmm, Duvel...
-- Jason R. Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>