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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:
>

perhaps we should extend ELF. After all, where linux goes, gcc
follows....

Jeff

> 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.
>
> Jeff
>
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> Jeff Garzik | "When I do this, my computer freezes."
> Building 1024 | -user
> MandrakeSoft | "Don't do that."
> | -level 1
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