[coreboot] SELF/ELF/LAR

Segher Boessenkool segher at kernel.crashing.org
Wed Apr 16 20:32:50 CEST 2008

>> There is no doubt that some parsing has to happen. It is highly 
>> unlikely
>> that any arbitrary ELF will be optimized for coreboot.
> I'm not sure everyone agrees with that statement yet.

Not every ELF file *can* work at all, even -- an ELF executable states
the address it wants to run at, let's hope there is some free memory

> It's usually 3 segments per ELF, right?

The usual case is one or two segments: either one RWX, or one RX and
one RW.

Every payload executable in LAR should be *one* file in LAR.  Mixing
details of the binary format into the archiver is ludicrous.  Whether
to use ELF or not is a separate issue.


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