kldstat causes kernel to print odd message

John Baldwin jhb at freebsd.org
Fri Jan 18 06:29:58 PST 2008

On Friday 18 January 2008 12:57:54 am Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 08:17:40AM +1030, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> >On Fri, 18 Jan 2008, John Baldwin wrote:
> >> amd64 uses link_elf_obj.c, all the other archs use link_elf.c, hence
> >> the duplication.
> Then why does amd64 need link_elf.c at all?

I don't think it does, but it's currently marked standard in sys/conf/files
so it is probably laziness (i.e. moving it to all the sys/conf/files.<arch>
for non-amd64) that keeps it in there.

> >I guess one option would be to put #ifdef amd64 around the error message 
> >in link_elf.c.
> If there's a possibility that multiple ELF linkers could be required in
> the future, a cleaner option might be to make link_elf_error() just cache
> the error message and only report it after all possible linkers have
> refused to load the file.

I think this is the better idea.

John Baldwin

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