ELF64 header on i386

Maneesh Soni maneesh at in.ibm.com
Tue Jul 3 01:12:28 EDT 2007

On Mon, Jul 02, 2007 at 03:15:41PM +0200, Bernhard Walle wrote:
> Hello,
> why creates kexec-tools ELF64 headers per default on i386? Wouldn't it
> make more sense to look if a physical address exceeds the 32-bit limit
> and then switch to ELF64 automatically if the user doesn't have
> specified an option?

I am aware of one issue, that gdb on i386 is not able to analyse ELF64 
formatted kdump though "crash" can. 


Maneesh Soni
Linux Technology Center,
IBM India Systems and Technology Lab, 
Bangalore, India

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