CFA: pseudo-reloc v2

Charles Wilson
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.

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.


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