--enable-runtime-pseudo-reloc support in cygwin, take 3.

egor duda deo@logos-m.ru
Tue Dec 3 00:34:00 GMT 2002


Monday, 02 December, 2002 Matt matt@use.net wrote:

M> On Mon, 2 Dec 2002, egor duda wrote:

>> CF> I'm also not sure that this is a great idea for mingw, which is supposed
>> CF> to be a pretty generic windows environment, AFAIK.  If mingw starts
>> CF> creating fancy new dlls then that sort of strays from their core
>> CF> purpose, IMO.
>> Why? It's obvious for mingw people to implement, say, openssl library
>> as a dll. It exports several data items. Mingw version of ssl.dll
>> would export them. Now, imagine that someone writes an application
>> which uses data items exported from ssl.dll and compiles in with
>> mingw. If _pei386_runtime_relocator is linked within application and
>> called at startup, then all references from foo.exe to ssl.dll which
>> have to be fixed up, will be.
>> The core idea of _pei386_runtime_relocator() is to be generic, as long
>> as PE on i386 is concerned, hence the name. For instance, i don't see
>> much difficulties for interix to use it too.

M> Having a proper reloc section would help be one step closer to running
M> cygwin and mingw programs under Purify. This makes it worthwhile, in my
M> opinion.

It's not a proper reloc section. It's pseudo-relocation section, so, i afraid
they won't help in case of purify.

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

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