IBM S/370 and binutils
Ian Lance Taylor
Fri Oct 29 09:36:00 GMT 1999
Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 11:50:28 -0500 (CDT)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Lance Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Wednesday, October 27, 1999 7:40 PM
> Subject: Re: IBM S/370 and binutils
> > From: "David and Jannette Uczen" <email@example.com>
> > Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1999 19:22:49 -0400
> > I am forwarding this message to inform the binutils developers that I
> > believe that any further use of the ELF machine type EM_I370 (0xF00F)
> > be discontinued.
I picked this value in the absence of any other suitable value.
There is no formal ELF ABI that would specify such a value,
although I have been working on & off with folks inside of IBM
(the TJ Watson research center) to create such an ABI. Clearly,
among the first steps would be to designate a machine type.
Please let me know who I should contact to get this (and also,
a type for the binary format) reserved in the most suitably
official manner possible.
Talk to firstname.lastname@example.org. They maintain the lists of official ELF
machine numbers. They'll give you a number if you ask, although
sometimes you have to ask a few times. It may help to pull in
somebody from IBM; they seem to take big companies more seriously than
free software people.
First, though, is there some reason that it is inappropriate to use
EM_S370? I don't know anything about the 370, so that may be a stupid
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