Subject: Re: Uhm. Is this a feature?
To: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/30/2000 15:43:32
On Tue, 30 May 2000, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:

> On Sun, May 28, 2000 at 08:02:26PM -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> > On Sun, 28 May 2000, Brad Spencer wrote:
> > > 
> > > 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?

I'm not pointing fingers! I'm mainly concerned that i386-current with
OBJECT_FMT=a.out is broken with the assembly. That's seems to be the
only impediment to running i386-current with a.out. It's just a wild
guess that the a.out problem is related to the RRS text relocations;
it could well be something different. I have no idea.

All I want to do is build and upload an i386/a.out snapshot. Do you
have any objection to letting it use the C in the a.out case, only?