[LinuxBIOS] v3: convert stage2 to multi-segment LAR

ron minnich rminnich at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 18:27:10 CET 2007

On Nov 27, 2007 9:22 AM, Stefan Reinauer <stepan at coresystems.de> wrote:

> With all this, if I unpack a LAR archive, and repack it again, will it
> still produce a working archive?

No, it won't. You lose the entry point info. We would have to unpack
LAR to ELF files. This is a limitation I had not thought of. Should I
have an option to unpack to elf? It would not be hard.

> .. I think this broke at least OFW as a payload. But that's a different
> story. In general I agree ELF parsing does not necessarily belong into
> the core firmware. Interesting to see how many broken ELF files are out
> there these days.

Sorry to hear about OFW, how do we fix it?


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