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SubjectRe: [RFC] Consolidate vmlinux.lds.S files
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Kai Germaschewski <kai@tp1.ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

> On Mon, 13 Jan 2003, David Mosberger wrote:
>
> >
> > Kai> I would suggest an approach like the following, of course
> > Kai> showing only a first simple step. A series of steps like this
> > Kai> should allow for a serious reduction in size of
> > Kai> arch/*/vmlinux.lds.S already, while being obviously correct and
> > Kai> allowing archs to do their own special thing if necessary (in
> > Kai> particular, IA64 seems to differ from all the other archs).
> >
> > The only real difference for the ia64 vmlinux.lds.S is that it
> > generates correct physical addressess, so that the boot loader doesn't
> > have to know anything about the virtual layout of the kernel.
> > Something that might be useful for other arches as well...
>
> I just found another way of changing the LMA in vmlinux, which is far
> less intrusive than what IA-64 uses. Do you see any reason why something
> like the following patch (which changes the LMA for i386) wouldn't work
> for IA-64?

Be very careful. There are some versions of ld (I forget which)
that do not behave correctly when PHDRS are used.

Eric
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