[vms/committed]: set linktime
Sat Jun 26 12:32:00 GMT 2010
Richard Henderson wrote:
> On 06/25/2010 10:10 AM, Douglas B Rupp wrote:
>> Well the system linker sets the field, no way around that and it's part
>> of the ABI. I've had HP support ask for me the link time to confirm I
>> have the right system image before, FWTW.
>> Hartmut may want to comment on this too.
> Yes, e.g. the native hpux parisc linker fills in this value,
> but the binutils parisc linker does not.
The link date is part of the EIHI, the image identification record. You
need an EIHI, which is pointed to from the image header. But you can
have any date in the EIHI, all zeros is a valid date: 17-NOV-1858. That
doesn't make much sense, but it works.
This date is shown by various tools, including SDA and its "show
proc/image". That is, the date is in memory for an activated (or
This date is excluded in CHECKSUM/IMAGE, which is the VMS tool to make
sure different links generated the very same binaries.
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