Subject: Re: Elf on SPARC?
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/05/1997 18:51:06
> Switching to ELF32 would be a nightmare if you were going to try to
> incorporate Linux or SVR4 compatibility options (the former still being
> worked on); both use ELF32, and as many have stated here before, ELF32 has
> no platform identifier to distinguish the various emulations.

Right, but all NetBSD ELF binaries are marked in a NetBSD-specific
way, that enables detection of native binaries without difficulty.
(It's worth noting that that's not yet _used_ in the ELF exec code,
but it could be.)