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To: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Subject: Re: GNU linker on mips
Date: Thu, 04 Feb 1999 18:54:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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On Tue, Feb 02, 1999 at 09:37:17PM -0500, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:

> 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
> seeing?

Sorry, braino on my side.  I meant SHLIB_TEXT_START_ADDR, not __start.  MIPS
systems typically use 0x5ffe0000, not zero and that triggered kernel bugs,
glibc bugs and some undesireable behaviour in the Linux kernel, glibc dynamic
linker and others I forgot.  It did not trigger any bfd / gas / binutils bugs.


  reply	other threads:[~1999-02-04 18:54 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
1999-02-04 18:54     ` ralf [this message]
1999-02-04 19:17       ` Ian Lance Taylor

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