outstanding issues blocking new release?

egor duda deo@logos-m.ru
Tue Aug 7 09:55:00 GMT 2001


Tuesday, 07 August, 2001 Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com wrote:

CF> On Tue, Aug 07, 2001 at 07:32:11PM +0400, egor duda wrote:
>>Tuesday, 07 August, 2001 Kazuhiro Fujieda fujieda@jaist.ac.jp wrote:
>>KF> n) Too large cygwin1.dll.
>>KF> The size of cygwin1.dll suddenly became large when Egor added
>>KF> the negative index support to ctype_.c in newlib. I guess the
>>KF> augmented size of the table makes cygwin1.dll so large, but I
>>KF> can't find the proper way to solve it.
>>no. it was because of change of size of zombie array and static buffer
>>for /dev/dsp. ctype_ change costs only 128 bytes.

CF> Anyone want to handle dsp?  The original developer seems to have given
CF> up on cygwin.

CF> IIRC, I had to make changes to make sure that the dsp constructor wasn't
CF> called every time cygwin started.

hmm, i was a bit wrong about /dev/dsp. static buffer is uninitialized,
so it goes to bss, and doesn't increase the size of dll, it only
increases the size of mapped address space. i don't think it's good
either, and feel that buffer should be allocated on heap, and only
when needed. i'll post a patch shortly.

zombies array wouldn't affect dll size to if it was normal
uninitialized array. but the problem is that it's NO_COPY, so it goes
to separate section, and linker doesn't put it into bss.

Egor.            mailto:deo@logos-m.ru ICQ 5165414 FidoNet 2:5020/496.19

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