Subject: Re: ld.elf_so.core
To: NetBSD/alpha Discussion List <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> * http://www.wasabisystems.com/
-- Speed, stability, security, and support. Wasabi NetBSD: Run with it.