Re: [PATCH]: linux-2.5.42uc1 (MMU-less support)

From: Christoph Hellwig (
Date: Wed Oct 16 2002 - 09:48:42 EST

> This isn't old. It is the primary format used on uClinux. ELF
> and a.out are not practical, since you would need to do the final
> link/locate on them at exec load time (you won't know what address
> in memory they will get loaded to until them). You don have the
> VM luxary of just locating it at a fixed address at compile time.
> FLAT format is a light weight, mostly architecture independant
> way to carry around relocs, and to keep the program binaries
> small.

I don't meant binfmt_flat itself but the support for the old-style relocs
that is still in the code.

BTW, does binfmt_flat for for any non-uClinux port?

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