[lldb-dev] ELF file header e_machine number registration, question

Matthew Gardiner mg11 at csr.com
Sun Jun 15 22:55:21 PDT 2014

John Wolfe wrote:
> Matthew contacted me directly in a separate e-mail.  I have provided 
> him with the "official" e-mail address to register a new e-machine 
> name in the Sys V gABI.
> +
> Either registry at xinuos.com or registry at sco.com will work.
> Once the request and details are received, a permanent e-machine value 
> will be reserved for CSR's Kalimba processor family, and I am certain 
> that it will be a much lower value than 29420.
> -- John

Thanks again John,

However, I'd just like to get my original question clearly answered. Can 
I submit upstream a machine definition from the "random" range i.e.

+ EM_KALIMBA = 29420 // Kalimba

or do we *need* a properly registered number in order to comply?

Some folks in my firm are somewhat resistant of the change (due to tools 
breakage etc.), and will need strong justification before I can make the 
registration request.


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