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SubjectRe: Is there any story about the magic number 0x08048000 in "ld" internal linker script ?
On Wed, Feb 20, 2002 at 04:55:26PM -0800, Jason Yan wrote:
> Hi,
>
> When I use gdb to trace/debug my program, I notice that the programe linear address always start from 0x8048xxx, then I use "ld --verbose" to display the internal linker script, I find an interesting address 0x08048000 :
>
> SECTIONS
> {
> /* Read-only sections, merged into text segment: */
> . = 0x08048000 + SIZEOF_HEADERS
> ......snip....
>
> that's where 0x8048xxx comes from. I'm just curious, why 0x08048000 not other number? Any story?

0x8048000 is the typical starting point for the text segment according
to the System V Intel 386 ABI specification
(<http://stage.caldera.com/developer/devspecs/abi386-4.pdf>).
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