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Re: reducing relocations in unvis(3) implementation

On Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:08:32AM -0600, Brooks Davis wrote:
 > I'm about to commit NetBSD's implementation of the vis(3) and unvis(3)
 > APIs to FreeBSD.  When I asked for review Jilles Tjoelker commented:
 > > Please avoid adding 100 relative relocations, for example by changing
 > > const char *name to char name[7].
 > > 
 > > RTLD will have to adjust 100 pointers for the load address of,
 > > and even in a static library the pointers take up a disproportionate
 > > amount of space.
 > The following patch accomplishes this.

That is probably a good idea...

David A. Holland

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