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Re: snow, a statically linked shared library MIPS ABI

To: "Jay Carlson" <nop@nop.com>, <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>, <linuxce-devel@linuxce.org>
Subject: Re: snow, a statically linked shared library MIPS ABI
From: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 15:21:48 +0100
References: <KEEOIBGCMINLAHMMNDJNAEHDCAAA.nop@nop.com>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
> Instead, we can build shared library images located at fixed locations
> in memory, with the location configured at library creation time.
> Stub libraries are generated that hold the absolute addresses of
> functions and data within the library image; programs (and other
> libraries) link with the stubs.

In fact, this is exactly how shared libraries worked under
UNIX System V.  It is inelegant, but economical.

            Kevin K.



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