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From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Subject: Re: GNU linker on mips
Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 18:38:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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   Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 11:45:43 +0100

   On Mon, Feb 01, 1999 at 11:57:54AM +0530, Koundinya.K wrote:

   > My native ld sets the ENTRY to __start as on IRIX Systems.

   Can anybody explain why IRIX uses a non-zero value for __start?  That
   triggered quite a number of bugs in basically every piece of software that
   tries to load ELF binaries into memory ...  So far we're just doing the same
   thing for mips*-*-linux but there not really a good reason.

I don't know of any system which uses a zero value for __start.  Most
systems protect the zero page to catch null pointer dereferences.  Why
do you expect __start to be zero?  What sorts of problems are you


  reply	other threads:[~1999-02-02 18:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1999-01-31 22:25 Koundinya.K
1999-02-02 18:07 ` ralf
1999-02-02 18:38   ` Ian Lance Taylor [this message]
1999-02-04 18:54     ` ralf
1999-02-04 19:17       ` Ian Lance Taylor

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