[coreboot] v3 patch rm elfboot

Myles Watson mylesgw at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 00:19:05 CET 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: ron minnich [mailto:rminnich at gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, February 15, 2008 4:12 PM
> To: Myles Watson
> Cc: Coreboot; Stefan Reinauer
> Subject: Re: [coreboot] v3 patch rm elfboot
> On Feb 15, 2008 2:59 PM, Myles Watson <mylesgw at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So the use case is that you have a lar file, but don't have the ELF that
> you
> > started with originally, and you want to put it into a different lar
> file?
> yes. Because you have a board, and  a new (e.g.) boot block, which you
> have been sent via email from a company that is supporting your
> platform, and can not for whatever
> reason recreate the payload. You may have even lost the source to it.
> This happens.
> > It might be easier to remove the other things in the lar instead, or do
> a
> > lar copy from one lar to a new lar, which wouldn't lose the entry
> points.
> Sure.

Given that, I'd be willing to implement "add from lar", so that you can move
lar files from one archive into another.  It would be something like lar -aL
larfile:larpath:newlarpath.  I think going back to ELF is problematic
because it wouldn't be a true ELF anymore.  Would that be enough, Stefan?
Anyone else?


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