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17.2 Architecture Selection

An architecture is a type of CPU on which an object file is to run. Its name may contain a colon, separating the name of the processor family from the name of the particular CPU.

The command to list valid architecture values is ‘objdump -i’ (the second column contains the relevant information).

Sample values: ‘m68k:68020’, ‘mips:3000’, ‘sparc’.

objdump Architecture

Ways to specify:

  1. command line option: ‘-m’ or ‘--architecture
  2. deduced from the input file

objcopy, nm, size, strings Architecture

Ways to specify:

  1. deduced from the input file

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