Re: [uCsimm] New ELF tools

From: John Jeffers (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 09:40:32 EST


Please make sure a fairly detailed read me comes out and post it on the
lists as well. I for one like to know what really is supposed to be
happening and what is an "accident."

As a binary are you thinking .rpm's?

However congrat's to Lineo for finding a resource to commit the >32K changes.

Regards John

At 08:40 AM 2/26/2001 Monday, you wrote:

>Hi all,
>Over the last few weeks I have been putting together Paul Dale's m68k-elf
>compiler patches and a number of bits and pieces. I just thought I'd post
>here before committing any of this to CVS to gauge some opinion.
>Some of the changes provided are:
>* binutils-2.10 and a gcc-2.95.2 C/C++ compiler for all m68k platforms that
> can build both the 2.0 and 2.4 kernels as well as applications.
>* greater than 32k PIC code/data (there is a 16 bit GOT limit, approx.
> 8000 entries in the GOT).
>* fixes all the issues with initialised data etc in the coff-PIC compiler.
>* changes to the kernel flat loader and elf2flt to support the above
> goodies and hopefully remove all endianess issues making porting easier.
> (still supports non-pic flat binaries, only the relocations have a
> more portable format than before).
>We have been runing this tool chain for a while and it's very solid on a
>wide range of apps/platforms/kernel versions, both PIC and non-PIC.
>The biggest issue is that the binfmt_flat changes will break the existing
>m68k-coff users who are running off (they will need the new
>tools). Likewise, the ARM/SH folks will have to get the new elf2flt. Other
>than that I expect it will be quite easy to convert.
>Any major objections to commiting these changes ?
>I'll put up binaries, source, doc and build instructions for the tool chain
>as soon as the changes go into the kernel CVS trees.
>David McCullough: Ph: +61 7 3435 2815 Lineo (The Embedded Solutions Company)
> Fx: +61 7 3891 3630 PO Box 925, Kenmore QLD 4069,
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