Subject: Re: Uhm. Is this a feature?
To: Frederick Bruckman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <email@example.com>
Date: 05/30/2000 18:53:09
On Tue, May 30, 2000 at 03:43:32PM -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> 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?
Really, I think building a.out snapshots is counterproductive. It only
guarantees far more confusion when the 1.5 upgrade comes. But, if you're
dead-set on doing it, no, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't be able
to use the C versions of the libdes functions.
As I recall those "RRS text relocation error" warnings are bogus. The
actual problem is that for ELF, the assembler functions need a _ in front
of their names, and for a.out they don't. Or I may have it the other way
around. Anyway, what's being "relocated" isn't actually there, since
it's being called by the wrong name...
Thor Lancelot Simon firstname.lastname@example.org
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