18.2 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