Subject: Re: Uhm. Is this a feature?
To: Frederick Bruckman <email@example.com>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/30/2000 13:27:37
On Sun, May 28, 2000 at 08:02:26PM -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> 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?
When I upgraded libdes I did extensive testing which revealed a significant
benefit to using the x86 assembler. Somehow I've lost some of the context
of this discussion -- are you claiming that as of the last time I touched
the library, the x86 assembly was producing RRS text relocations?