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RE: rebase addon - Bas and Size listing of dll's without rebasing

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Christopher Faylor
> Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 6:55 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: rebase addon - Bas and Size listing of dll's without
> rebasing
> On Fri, Dec 28, 2001 at 12:50:07PM +0100, Ralf Habacker wrote:
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Jason Tishler []
> >> On Wed, Dec 26, 2001 at 09:08:49PM +0100, Ralf Habacker wrote:
> >> > On analysing this problem I added an option "-l" to the rebase tool to
> >> > list dll's imagebase and -size without rebasing. It's very interesting
> >> > to see how MS chooses there Imagebase.
> >>
> >> What about the following alternative solution:
> >>
> >>     $ objdump -p foo.dll | egrep '(ImageBase|SizeOfImage)'
> >>     ImageBase               68000000
> >>     SizeOfImage             0003f000
> >
> >Try it with a recent objdump and a dll with auto-import variables and you will see that
> >objdump crashes. :-(
> Seems to work fine with the distributed version of binutils.  I tried
> this with cygncurses6.dll.

Hmmh, because for kde I currently need a patched ld (the problem with linking static
libraries to multiple dll's) I update periodically my source with the archive. I will verify,
may be I have overseen something.

> Regardless, if there is a problem in objdump then it obviously needs to
> be fixed.  Adding an option to some other program because objdump is broken
> is not the way to approach this, IMO.

You're right. I have reported this bug very early in the time the auto-import problem was
introduced, but was not able to understand the bfd lib so that I could fix it by myself.


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