[PATCH] Add support for ELF notes

Joel Sherrill joel at rtems.org
Thu Mar 23 19:09:04 UTC 2023

Happy to see this but a bit concerned that there is only one architecture's
BSPs addressed. What about the other architectures?


On Thu, Mar 23, 2023, 12:07 PM Chris Johns <chrisj at rtems.org> wrote:

> On 24/3/2023 3:57 am, Sebastian Huber wrote:
> > On 23.03.23 17:52, Will wrote:
> >> Great idea to store this information in the executable itself. Does
> this need
> >> a RTEMS_TEST_STATE_LINK_ONLY test state or something similar for
> minimum.exe?
> >
> > With the notes you can build the test. The test runner would look at the
> notes
> > and then decide if it makes sense to run the test or not. It could still
> run the
> > minimum.exe and see if it terminates.
> I welcome notes support. Thanks for adding it.
> How will we control and manage the notes we support?
> Should we document the top level notes domains (?) with some we control and
> restrict and others users can use? For example `note.rtems.test`,
> `note.rtems.kernel`, `note.rtems.bsp`, and `note.rtems.user`?
> Do you have any host side tools in mind to access notes apart from the
> standards
> like readefl? Maybe the rtems-exe-info tool could do this?
> Chris
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