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Re: libtcl8.5.dll collides with Cygwin DLL by default

On Mar 14 20:50, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> On 2012-03-08 03:12, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >The assumption that the Cygwin DLL has a given size and will never
> >change is flawed.  How are we supposed to add new functionality if the
> >DLL has to stick at a certain size?  And even using another GCC can
> >easily change the size of the DLL, given changes in code generation.
> Improving rebase is great, but should something be done to fix
> compute_dll_image_base(), perhaps change the base to 0x61800000 to
> give plenty of room for Cygwin?

I think that's a good idea.  But 0x61800000 is a bit much, I think.  The
most important factor for the bigger size of the Cygwin DLL was the
raise of the cygheap from 512K to 2 Megs.  This won't happen anymore for
a loooooong time.  Therefore, 0x61600000 should be more than enough for
a while.  That gives us another 2 Megs for other DLLs.

What do you think, Chris?  Is that worth a new binutils?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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