Subject: Re: why ld.elf_so is slow starting mozilla
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Greg A. Woods <email@example.com>
Date: 10/02/2002 17:49:20
[ On Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at 22:05:35 (+0100), David Laight wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: why ld.elf_so is slow starting mozilla
> I used to build a shared library by compiling it as one big piece.
> That way it was possible to get all the internal references to be
> to local symbols and fixed up by PC relative calls by the compiler.
> Setting it up for libc would be a little tedious though.
Hmmm! Statically linked shared libraries!
IIRC you just add some kernel hooks to pre-load them and hitch them to
other processes and you pretty much have SysVr3 shared libraries! :-)
Except for really small programs they really are faster and less memory
intensive all at the same time! What a concept! ;-)
Greg A. Woods
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