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SubjectRe: Installing kernel 2.4
On Tue, Nov 07, 2000 at 06:18:09PM -0800, H. Peter Anvin wrote:
> 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...)


Keep truckin' H. Peter, this is something that's needed.

:-)

Jeff

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