CFA: pseudo-reloc v2

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Fri May 7 04:57:00 GMT 2010


On 5/6/2010 3:21 PM, Dave Korn wrote:
> On 06/05/2010 19:24, Charles Wilson wrote:
> 
>> But...if I understand correctly, doing this moves the "fix" for the
>> problem Dave identified into that internal code -- which means that the
>> mingw guys won't benefit from it, unless they re-implement it in the
>> "outside" code.  
> 
>   The mingw guys won't benefit from this fix until they implement fork
> semantics, i.e. never...

Oh, right. You even mentioned the "forkee" right there in the first
message after resurrecting this thread.  OK, I'll wait to see what cgf
cooks up before commenting further.


==Aside:
After all my talk about keeping pseudo_reloc.c synchronized, I'm
considering adapting Dave's implementation for MSYS, because I'm pretty
sure that whatever cgf comes up with for "inside cygwin-1.7.6" isn't
going to work very well "inside msys which is kinda sorta cygwin-1.3.4"
-- although I could be lucky I suppose.  Oh well.  There are only a few
msys applications/dlls which are built with pseudo-relocs turned on
anyway -- just guile and autogen AFAICT -- so "rebuild all of them to
obtain new fixes" is not very onerous.

--
Chuck



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