[LinuxBIOS] patch: extending LAR, and removing elf from linuxbios (it is not needed)

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 16:34:53 CEST 2007

On 8/29/07, Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de> wrote:
> > > What was that linker auto rename trick that Marc mentioned recently?
> >
> > The naming is not the issue. The issue is getting gcc to do abs calls,
> > not relative calls, for some symbols.

I did the auto-rename trick. It is a simple objcopy with
--prefix-symbols and whatever you want -- e.g. stage0.

Then in initram you can do this (which I did):
int (*printk)(int level, char *fmt, ...) = stage0printk;

The problem comes in with includes. How do you declare printk? In
console.h it is this:
int printk(int level, char *fmt, ...)

So you get a compile time error. Do you change all the include files? uck.

The simplest, easiest way to make this go would be a pragma on certain
symbols that makes gcc do an absolute, not relative, call. is this


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