[coreboot] SELF/ELF/LAR

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Tue Apr 15 23:20:31 CEST 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: coreboot-bounces at coreboot.org [mailto:coreboot-bounces at coreboot.org]
> On Behalf Of Peter Stuge
> Sent: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 2:50 PM
> To: coreboot at coreboot.org
> Subject: Re: [coreboot] SELF/ELF/LAR
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 10:14:47AM -0600, Myles Watson wrote:
> > On extraction:  It seems to me that very few end users will want to
> > extract payloads from a ROM.  That seems like a task better suited
> > for developers.
> I think this will be much more popular than one would first believe.
> > End users would more likely insert an ELF.
> Yes, definately, which is why I think it is important to not need an
> extra tool/step.
> > I'm unclear on this, because I don't understand the resistance to
> > ELF segments in the LAR.
> I guess because we've produced so inconsistent quality ELF files.

That's where my confusion comes in.  Bad ELF files which are parsed and
added to the LAR cause failures at build time.  Bad ELF files inserted
without being parsed cause failures at boot time.

I prefer Build-time failures to Boot-time failures.


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