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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.
> > RTLD will have to adjust 100 pointers for the load address of libc.so.7,
> > and even in a static library the pointers take up a disproportionate
> > amount of space.
> The following patch accomplishes this.
An even better option would be to use a perfect hash table, I think.
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