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Re: IA64 port

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: IA64 port
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:08:15 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 11:31:21AM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> > util/i386/efi/grub-mkimage.c already generates PE, right?  Why a different
> > way to handle this?  Sound like it'd be more consistent to either use elf2pe
> > on both or share the same grub-mkimage.  What do you think?
> Having only one implementation is for sure a goal.  But there are many
> differences between the two implementations:
> * grub-mkimage can only handle PE and I386.
> * grub-mkimage can put modules image in a section.
> * elf2pe can generate PE and PE+ and read I386 or IA64 ELF.
> Enhancing grub-mkimage is not a small work as there are a lot of 32 bits 
> types.
> And in any case we have to test the two implementations (doable).
> In my opinion, there is no need to hurry here.  The both implementations work,
> they do slightly different job, do not require maintainance and we can do
> the merge later.

No objection from me.

Robert Millan

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