[lkml]   [2001]   [Jun]   [7]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
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
$ ld -v
GNU ld version 2.10.91 (with BFD
$ ld -help
ld: emulation specific options:
-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. :-)

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 12:55    [W:0.044 / U:0.408 seconds]
©2003-2020 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site