elf2ecoff - convert a NetBSD ELF-format executable to NetBSD ECOFF format
elf2ecoff elf-file ecoff-file
Reads a fully-linked ELF executable (such as a linked kernel) and produces
an equivalent ECOFF format executable file.
The elf2ecoff utility is used to convert native NetBSD ELF binaries to
ECOFF format, for compatibility with DECstation diskless-boot PROM code
and diskless-boot servers that require ECOFF format binaries.
elf2aout(1), ld(1), kvm(3), a.out(5), elf(5), kvm_mkdb(8)
elf2ecoff was originally developed for NetBSD/pmax by Ted Lemon and was
first distributed with the pmax port of NetBSD 1.1.
elf2ecoff assumes there are no multiply-referenced symbols in the input
ELF symbol section. It may be necessary to link with -x to avoid duplicate
In some environments, the GNU binutils objcopy(1) utility may be a better
solution than .
BSD September 30, 1996 BSD
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