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