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coff vs elf on i386
- Date: Sat, 3 Jul 1999 09:49:38 -0500 (CDT)
- From: joel at OARcorp.com (joel at OARcorp.com)
- Subject: coff vs elf on i386
I am trying to tidy up loose ends for a new snapshot. The tool transition
to ELF has left me with a problem on the i386. The i386 BSP specs needs
to reference crt[in].o with ELF to make C++ work. These files are not
generated by the COFF configuration of the tools.
Ralf has mentioned using a BSP specific configure script for this. The
bsp_specs file is "preinstalled" from c/src/lib/libbsp/Makefile.in so we
would have to either redo this scheme or write a configure script that
detected the target was ix86-*-rtems* and that it could be ELF. Then you
probably end up with 2 bsp_specs in the i386 tree.
I am about to the point where I just switch i386-rtems to ELF, rename the
current i386-rtems to i386-rtemscoff, put an entry in the FAQ that COFF
has been obsoleted for the i386 and move forward.
Is this worth investing effort in?
Joel Sherrill, Ph.D. Director of Research & Development
joel at OARcorp.com On-Line Applications Research
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