Subject: Re: libsa/loadfile.c
To: Bharani Chadalavada <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 07/16/2001 19:08:59
On Mon, Jul 16, 2001 at 07:08:39PM -0700, Bharani Chadalavada wrote:

 > Oh gotcha...
 > But then, how does the a.out stuff work then?

The a.out stuff works totally differently -- it takes a symtab start
address, and the symbol count, passed in a machine-dependent way.
The a.out code assumes the strtab is loaded immediately after the

This is "fine" for a.out, since the object format is so simple.

        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>