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    SubjectRe: [PATCH]: linux-2.5.42uc1 (MMU-less support)
    Christoph Hellwig wrote:

    >>This isn't old. It is the primary format used on uClinux. ELF
    >>and a.out are not practical, since you would need to do the final
    >>link/locate on them at exec load time (you won't know what address
    >>in memory they will get loaded to until them). You don have the
    >>VM luxary of just locating it at a fixed address at compile time.
    >>FLAT format is a light weight, mostly architecture independant
    >>way to carry around relocs, and to keep the program binaries
    > I don't meant binfmt_flat itself but the support for the old-style relocs
    > that is still in the code.

    OK, I'll have a look at that.

    > BTW, does binfmt_flat for for any non-uClinux port?

    Don't beleive so.


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