envcache: huh?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Mon Aug 1 12:33:00 GMT 2005

On Jul 28 14:45, Dave Korn wrote:
>   And we're storing through the 'x' member, which is a DWORD pointer, yes?
>   And the thing we're storing into is a bool, yes?
>   Which is one byte in size, yes?
> ------------------------<snip>------------------------
> 	.data
> _envcache:
> 	.byte	1
> 	.text
> ------------------------<snip>------------------------
>   Oops?

It is fishy, I agree.  Probably we had no problem so far since there's
no overlapping within 4 bytes in the DLL, AFAICS, but this could change
with another ld version.  I guess your idea is worthwhile to implement.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          mailto:cygwin@cygwin.com
Red Hat, Inc.

More information about the Cygwin-developers mailing list