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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Embed __this_module in module itself.
On Thu, 9 Jan 2003, Sam Ravnborg wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 10:18:53AM +0900, Miles Bader wrote:
> > Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> writes:
> > > Not knowing much about v850, I wonder why you do not need to set the -m
> > > option. Most other architectures do this.
> >
> > ???
> >
> > A far as I can see, no architecture does anything different than the
> > default.
>
> A little grepping gave the following result:
>
> i386/Makefile:LDFLAGS := -m elf_i386
> m68k/Makefile:LDFLAGS := -m m68kelf
> mips/Makefile:LDFLAGS := -G 0
> ppc64/Makefile:LDFLAGS := -m elf64ppc
> s390/Makefile:LDFLAGS := -m elf_s390
> s390x/Makefile:LDFLAGS := -m elf64_s390
> sh/Makefile:LDFLAGS := -EL
> sh/Makefile:LDFLAGS := -EB
> sparc/Makefile:LDFLAGS := -m elf32_sparc
> sparc64/Makefile:LDFLAGS := -m elf64_sparc
> x86_64/Makefile:LDFLAGS := -m elf_x86_64
>
> Little less than half of the architectures defines their own LDFLAGS.
> Most of them set an emulation, most probarly inherited from i386.
>
> >
> > [Why on earth would -m be needed, anyway?]
>
> I do not know, but as can be seen above several architectures use it.
>
>
> I have seen your proposed patch for gnu.linkonce.
> I do prefer to have it in arch/v850/Makefile because this is a workaround
> for an architecture specific bug in ld.
> Why not provide your own link script?
>
> Sam

The 'emulation' really defines the linker-script to use. The name
is pretty much a misnomer. Different architectures require different
linking parameters and you can force the linker to provide a `a.out`
(ZMAGIC) output as well as ELF.

Execute `ld -V` and the linker script will be displayed. If you
do `ld -V -m x` it will show the emulations provided, on ix86
machines, it's i386linux (for a.out) and elf_i386 (for ELF).

Cheers,
Dick Johnson
Penguin : Linux version 2.4.18 on an i686 machine (797.90 BogoMips).
Why is the government concerned about the lunatic fringe? Think about it.


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