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SubjectRe: [patch] Re: Linux 2.4.5-ac6
On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 07:26:59PM +0200, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> > I had mentioned this to Richard Henderson a while back, when I was
> > wondering how easy it is to implement -taso under Linux, and IIRC he
> > seemed to think that linker tricks were much easier.

Yes, it was discussed on the axp-list a while back. After that I've
hacked the ld for -taso, and it went into official binutils about a year
ago.
$ ld -v
GNU ld version 2.10.91 (with BFD 2.10.91.0.2)
$ ld -help
...
ld: emulation specific options:
elf64alpha:
-Bgroup Selects group name lookup rules for DSO
...
-taso Load executable in the lower 31-bit addressable
virtual address range
...

> Note that personally I'm strongly against the -taso approach -- it's a
> hack to be meant as an excuse for fixing broken programs.

Exactly. However, there are situations when you have only two options:
rewrite from scratch or use -taso. Netscape vs. mozilla is a good example. :-)

Ivan.
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