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Re: [PATCH] a.out kernel loader

From: Marco Gerards
Subject: Re: [PATCH] a.out kernel loader
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 15:37:56 +0100
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Robert Millan <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 09:56:38PM +0800, Bean wrote:
>> >
>> > The multiboot standard supports a.out.  It would be nice if it was
>> > also capable of a.out.  So this code can somehow be shared, like ELF
>> > support is shared now.
>> but it doesn't have the multiboot header, or the header is not
>> necessary in multiboot 2 ?
> It has a header, but that is the part that cannot be shared, of course.  I
> think what Marco means is to split generic a.out stuff like we do for ELF
> (we have ELF in kernel because it's used by the module loader, but for
> a.out maybe it's better to use a separate module?).
> For example we could have:
>   - aout.mod: provides generic a.out routines.
>   - freebsd-loader.mod: freebsd-specific part (relies on aout routines).
>   - multiboot.mod: may be improved to rely on aout.mod when necessary.

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