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SubjectRe: [PATCH] /proc/config.gz against 2.2.3
On Tue, 16 Mar 1999, Philip Blundell wrote:

> >Note this patch includes a program called bin2c in scripts/ that I think
> >should eventually replace the poorly named (and located) bin2hex scripts
> >in the sound driver directory.
>
> If all this does is convert a binary file to a character array so you can link
> it into the kernel, take a look at the linker magic used when building a
> zImage. You can do it without any helper programs.

I looked into this. It's ugly. It requires changes to the Makefile and
link scripts on every architecture. I've discussed this with MEC and we
came to the conclusion that we need a clean and easy way to include binary
images as ELF sections in 2.3. I suspect this will involve a helper script
or program of some sort.

There's actually quite a bit of stuff that's currently arch-specific that
needn't be.

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