ELF dynamic loader name

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at des.no
Mon Jan 7 01:42:58 PST 2008


Andrew Reilly <andrew-freebsd at areilly.bpc-users.org> writes:
> Danny Braniss <danny at cs.huji.ac.il> writes:
> > what Apple has is one file, that will run the appropiate binary if
> > run on an i386 or a ppc, not 2 different files - universal binary -
> > not rosetta.
> Sure, but that's got a bunch of different driving factors.  I
> don't know, for example, whether you can build a four-way
> executable (ia32, x86_64, ppc, ppc64).  Well, you probably can,
> but I'd be a bit surprised if anyone has.  FreeBSD supports even
> more architectures: it just doesn't scale.

Two-way i386 + amd64 executables would be very useful, since they can
run on the same hardware with just a change of kernel.

DES
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