Subject: Re: emacs on mips chip
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Bob Lantz <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 01/29/1999 16:09:32
On Fri, 29 Jan 1999, Jonathan Stone wrote:

> Could you share the source?  Even that much might help someone (Terry
> F?) get a properly-working mips unexec.

Yes. I copied the unexelf.c from the emacs20.3 netbsd distribution, changing
the following line:

% diff unexelf.c /usr/pkgsrc/editors/emacs/work/emacs-20.3/src/
< #define ELF_BSS_SECTION_NAME ".sbss"
> #define ELF_BSS_SECTION_NAME ".bss"

> I know where you're coming from, but if you'd ever waited for emacs to
> load up on a Vax, you'd see the merit in undumping.

Somehow emacs was smaller back then, or maybe the whole system was just
slower! ;-) I think using the linker and/or dynamic linker to build the
final executable would be more reliable,