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SubjectRe: Installing kernel 2.4
Jeff Garzik wrote:
>
> "Jeff V. Merkey" wrote:
> > We need a format that allow multiple executable segments to be combined
> > in a single executable and the loader have enough smarts to grab the
> > right one based on architecture. two options:
> >
> > 1. extend gcc to support this or rearragne linux into segments based on
> > code type
> > 2. Use PE.
>
> The kernel isn't going non-ELF. Too painful, for dubious advantages,
> namely:
>
> The current gcc toolchain already supports what you suggest.
>
> I understand that some people have even put some thought into a
> bootloader that dynamically links your kernel on bootup, so this idea
> isn't new. It's a good idea though.
>

Yes, I have been working on it on and off for a while ("off" due to
various professional and personal issues taking higher priority for some
time...)

-hpa

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