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

From: Greg Ungerer (
Date: Wed Oct 16 2002 - 10:36:08 EST

Christoph Hellwig wrote:

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

OK, I'll have a look at that.

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

Don't beleive so.


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