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Re: 2.11.2 & arm-aout
- To: Philip Blundell <philb at gnu dot org>
- Subject: Re: 2.11.2 & arm-aout
- From: Quality Quorum <qqi at world dot std dot com>
- Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2001 09:00:27 -0400
- cc: <binutils at sources dot redhat dot com>
On Sun, 23 Sep 2001, Philip Blundell wrote:
> >I had built arm-aout cross tool chain using binutils-2.11.2. I found one
> >anomaly in the generated output: (a)first four bytes of header are
> >in little-endian order instead of netorder, (b) first four bytes of
> >header contain only magic number, no machine type information.
> >Is it as it supposed to be ?
> Yeah. It's certainly been this way as long as I can remember, and I don't
> think changing it would be a sensible move.
> If you are building binaries to run on an OS that cares about the header, you
> probably want a more specific configuration than arm-aout in any case.
Thanks, I was just expecting that native objdump would be able to
figure out intended CPU of the image.