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Re: [PATCH/RFA] Mark arm-*-netbsdelf* binaries as ELFOSABI_NETBSD
- From: Philip Blundell <pb at nexus dot co dot uk>
- To: thorpej at wasabisystems dot com
- Cc: binutils at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: 07 Apr 2002 11:17:31 +0100
- Subject: Re: [PATCH/RFA] Mark arm-*-netbsdelf* binaries as ELFOSABI_NETBSD
- References: <20020406220907.A1863@dr-evil.shagadelic.org>
On Sun, 2002-04-07 at 07:09, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> The upcoming NetBSD 1.6 release is shipping with ARM ELF binaries marked
> with ELFOSABI_NETBSD, in order to identify the various characteristics of
> the ABI we are currently using (ATPCS, VFP-format doubles, but non-packed
That is not really what the EI_OSABI field is for. It is intended to
identify the ABI in a wider sense, so that you can ascribe meanings to
things like reloc numbers. If your object files are compatible with
what elfarm-nabi.c produces, you should stick with ELFOSABI_ARM.
What were you planning to use this identification for? Is it just to
stop people from accidentally linking together incompatible objects, or
is there something else?