>On Thu, Jul 22, 1999 at 08:49:24PM -0400, Bradley D. LaRonde wrote:
>> In case you missed the subtlety, I'll say it right out - yup, it was
>> Well, now that I'm an expert on this bug, need any help fixing it? :)
>I'd appreciate if somebody'd pump some of his time into that. Alternative,
>can you comeup with some minimal piece of code to demonstrate the problem?
I was looking at the docs for -N. Something about making text and data
segments r/w. Something else about not page-aligning the data segment.
Based on what I could tell, what I encountered involved the data segment,
but I'm not sure just how. I don't think it had to do with the r/w thing.
But as I thought about it, I wondered, "Maybe -N *is* doing what it's
supposed to be doing, and we just don't like it." :-)
OK, so if that isn't the case, just what is -N supposed to do? Is it a Good
Thing? I mean, what is it's normal use? Why do people use it? Do we need
it? If so, what for?