[OpenBIOS] Multiple APIs for ELF file handling

Blue Swirl blauwirbel at gmail.com
Sat Mar 20 20:03:55 CET 2010

On 3/20/10, Mark Cave-Ayland <mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk> wrote:
> Blue Swirl wrote:
> >
> > >  I'm currently leaning towards the PPC method, since loadfs.c seems to
> be
> > > such a lightweight wrapper that it hardly seems worth keeping. Can
> anyone
> > > see a reason to keep this before I go and rip it out?
> > >
> >
> > I think ideally the internal APIs should be identical to POSIX ones
> > (open, lseek, read/write, close). So this would be a step into right
> > direction.
> >
>  Okay - in that case I'll rip it out. Just as a side question, what could I
> use to test that I haven't broken the ELF code in QEMU? I'm guessing I could
> test using something like the FC12 bootable CD for each platform (x86, PPC
> and SPARC64) to check?

I think SILO and BSD loaders are still using a.out and Solaris uses FCode.

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