Subject: Re: Changes to libexec/ld.aout_so/arch/sparc/md.c
To: Bill Studenmund <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Eduardo E. Horvath <email@example.com>
Date: 01/17/2000 14:54:24
> On Sat, 15 Jan 2000, Matt Thomas wrote:
> > You need to include the iflush code if RTLD is defined or a cross-built
> > ld.aout_so will be wrong.
> These patches do
> #ifndef CROSS_LINKER
> So they should be fine for a cross-built ld.aout_so (CROSS_LINKER is only
> defined during the building of ld as a cross_linker AFAIK).
I don't understand this. ld.*_so is a dynamic linker. While it can
be cross-compiled, how do you expect it to cross-link? If it's
cross-compiled, it still needs to issue the proper iflush instructions
there is potential corruption.
If you can generate a SPARC binary containing SPARC instructions, why
can't you generate an iflush instruction? If you're not generating a
SPARC binary with SPARC instructions, how do you expect it to work as
a dynamic linker?
Eduardo Horvath firstname.lastname@example.org
"I need to find a pithy new quote." -- me