Subject: Re: Uhm. Is this a feature?
To: Brad Spencer <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/28/2000 20:02:26
On Sun, 28 May 2000, Brad Spencer wrote:

>    > #       XXX x86 assy produces lots of RRS text relocation errors on shared
>    > #       XXX lib, must fix.
>    > 
>    > This really should be looked into...  I think that these are fatal, not
>    > just an annoyance.  They most often happen when a nonposition independent
>    > code is mixed in with position independent code in the same shared object.
>    > I just ended up using the C versions of those functions.  If I left the
>    > assembly ones in there anything built with libdes [like su, etc..] would
>    > fail trying to find one of the more common des functions.
>    Yeah, I noticed that, too. Considering, do you suppose the following
>    would be appropriate?
> I am not sure that this isn't trouble on an ELF system.  I really
> understand all of the details.  It would probably be better to get the
> assembly fixed.

Or skip it altogether, then. 'libdes' works fine without the assembly.
Can anyone produce benchmarks that show a clear benefit?