Subject: Re: New ld.elf_so from FreeBSD
To: Charles Hannum <>
From: Jaromir Dolecek <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 09/05/2002 10:49:14
Charles Hannum wrote:
> * C++ code (and thus GNOME, KDE, mozilla, etc.) starts up much faster.
> * The Alpha platform attains reasonable performance, where right now
>   things like the XF86 4 server are basically unusable.
> * The occasional `undefined PLT symbol' problems (on Alpha) are gone.
> * Multi-threading support (i.e. r/w locking for dl*() calls) is added.

Very cool, all these are very important.

But please make the migration a bit less painful - such as keeping
the old ld.elf_so as around (as, say, libexec/old.ld.elf_so),
and keep using it for platforms which wouldn't be supported by the new initially.
Jaromir Dolecek <>  
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