Re: [Linux-ia64] ia64 compressed makefile target

From: Jack Steiner <>
Date: 2002-10-24 06:59:45
> On Wed, Oct 23, 2002 at 12:01:29PM -0700, David Mosberger wrote:
> > I don't have a strong preference either way, but I do have some
> > concerns about the VMAP_KERNEL.  I really dislike the fact that it
> > requires different versions of virtual-to-physical translations for
> > kernel addresses.  No other platform does that, so it will be a source
> > of continual worry.  Jesse, could you describe your approach a little
> > more?  I assume you link the kernel with "ld -r" and have an elilo
> > that applies the relocations?
> Elilo 3.1 supports relocation, but now that I look, we're not passing -r
> to ld when the kernel is linked, which makes me wonder why it works at
> all.  But I've confirmed that a kernel stripped with --strip-all doesn't
> boot, while the same binary stripped with --strip-debug does (haven't
> tried --strip-unneeded, but that should work too).  I can look into it
> more if you're not comfortable with the change, and maybe Tony has
> something to add?
> Thanks,
> Jesse

There is a second way to specify that the kernel is relocatable.

We put a 

directive in the elilo.conf file.

I think either way works.


Jack Steiner    (651-683-5302)   (vnet 233-5302)
Received on Wed Oct 23 14:00:10 2002

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