Brian Blietz
Sun Jan 25 19:00:00 GMT 2004

Could someone please help me understand how
address resolution is performed when a program
is run.

For instance;

   pushl     global_variable
   call         some_func

   .long   global_variable

What takes place (Linux Redhat 9 x86)  when the pushl
needs the actual address for global_variable?

Who looks up global_variable in the symbol table, and
fixes addresses with their offsets?

I know it is in the loader, but that is about it.
I need to modify this process, and I don't
know where the source is.


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