Subject: Re: ld.elf_so.core
To: NetBSD/alpha Discussion List <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/30/2000 16:49:20
On Fri, 27 Oct 2000, Greg A. Woods wrote:

: > > i went and executed /usr/libexec/ld.elf_so and it core
: > > dump on me. is that normal? here is the gdb output:
: > 
: > ld.elf_so is the run-time linker - you shouldn't be starting it by
: > hand...  I think this is a case of "don't do that".
: Nothing should ever core dump -- regardless of how it's invoked!

Try running /boot sometime.

Some object files are a very special case; the dynamic linker is one of
them.  ld.elf_so expects a very specific set of information in certain
registers (machine dependent) in order to bootstrap its target program.

-- Todd Vierling <>  *
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