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mmap on Linux broken???
- From: "Salman Khilji" <salmankhilji at hotmail dot com>
- To: gdb at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2002 00:35:31 +0000
- Subject: mmap on Linux broken???
I tried to use the -mapped option of gdb to dump the symbol table into a
memory mapped file, but gdb compains that mmap() is not available on my
system---either missig or broken? I am using Mandrake 8.1 which has the
2.4.8 kernel. I thought memory mapped files was available on Linux---am I
>Why do you think that? I've been of the impression that you can't take
>even part of the code. I don't even know if you can call binutils without
>the code having to be copyleft. I recall hearing of other programs having
>to remove calls to GNU libraries just to stay out of the copyleft
Hmm... this means that you can't create a proprietory GUI for gdb...right?
Anyone heard of such a thing? Sorry this is getting off topic into
So this means that if you use in your proprietory software a call to
CreateProcess() or exec() to launch binutils (objdump) it would be illegal?
Also what if you use objdump standalone and create a dump file. Then you
parse the dump file using your own code?
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