Subject: Re: New idea on ELF prebinding
To: Martin Husemann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bang Jun-Young <email@example.com>
Date: 11/22/2002 16:52:08
On Fri, Nov 22, 2002 at 08:01:45AM +0100, Martin Husemann wrote:
> I myself don't like the extra file involved and I don't understand why it is
> needed. What's wrong with storing the prelinked code in the binary itself
> and using a separate (optional) tool to create them after linking?
It has some drawbacks:
- Difficult to implement. See sources for prelink in Red Hat.
- It's quite annoying that you should run prebind every time you have
created a binary.
- It is often waste of space and time to distribute binary with prerelocation
data included, since such data won't be useful for different shared
objects on other person's machine.
Bang Jun-Young <firstname.lastname@example.org>