GNU linker on mips
Ian Lance Taylor
Tue Feb 2 18:38:00 GMT 1999
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 11:45:43 +0100
On Mon, Feb 01, 1999 at 11:57:54AM +0530, Koundinya.K wrote:
> My native ld sets the ENTRY to __start as on IRIX Systems.
Can anybody explain why IRIX uses a non-zero value for __start? That
triggered quite a number of bugs in basically every piece of software that
tries to load ELF binaries into memory ... So far we're just doing the same
thing for mips*-*-linux but there not really a good reason.
I don't know of any system which uses a zero value for __start. Most
systems protect the zero page to catch null pointer dereferences. Why
do you expect __start to be zero? What sorts of problems are you
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