new OF: how can we use it?

Tom Rini tmrini at
Fri May 28 05:39:49 EST 1999

On Thu, 27 May 1999, Brad Midgley wrote:

> don't you think it would be a great help to the success of linux on
> powermac if we could make the kind of elf binary that the new open
> firmware loads? 
[neat ideas nusked]
> what remains to be done? is the problem well understood/documented?

It might be the text segments at the start.  Basically we need to see how
darwin and netbsd/macppc are linked and what they do that we don't (or
that we do and don't need to).  This is of coruse only my understanding,
from a dozen emails w/ adrian sun (I have access to an iMac, he
wants/wanted to fix it).

Tom Rini (TR1265)

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