[coreboot] LAR TODO
mylesgw at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 16:55:55 CET 2008
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Carl-Daniel Hailfinger [mailto:c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2008 3:53 PM
> To: Stefan Reinauer
> Cc: ron minnich; Coreboot; Myles Watson
> Subject: Re: [coreboot] LAR TODO
> On 19.02.2008 16:07, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > * Carl-Daniel Hailfinger <c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net> [080216
> >>> LAR headers do not save information as to code vs. data, etc.
> >>> Our choices are:
> >>> 1. continue with ELF support (though I do not intend to ever use it :-
> >> But the ELF support outside the LAR utility should be protected by
> >> to make it easy to compile it out.
> > Yes. Let's go both ways for now. Let's make it possible to keep ELF in
> > there for the "safe case" and let's make it possible to drop ELF
> > completely as a path for the near future where we do all preparsing
> > at build time.
> Myles? Could you prepare a patch which #ifdefs the code instead of
> removing it?
It's non-trivial. I think it will complicate the build process, Kconfig,
and code quite a bit. I think the right thing to do is add whatever support
to lar is needed, then when everyone feels comfortable, use something like
my last patch.
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