mylesgw at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 15:12:03 CEST 2008
> > 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.
> 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.
> The question
> isn't that it will be parsed, but rather what will the end result of
> said parse be? The main problem I have with the current scheme is that
> when we move to three or four payloads, I think that managing the
> segments and walking the lar will become very costly.
> I would rather see us go back to a single LAR file per payload. Thats
> not to say that LAR file wouldn't be pre-processed.
It's usually 3 segments per ELF, right? How many payloads are we expecting
each ROM file to have? How much time are we talking about?
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