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Prelink for mips (Re: MIPS broken in 2.3)

To: Jakub Jelinek <jakub@redhat.com>
Subject: Prelink for mips (Re: MIPS broken in 2.3)
From: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2001 09:10:32 -0800
Cc: Andreas Jaeger <aj@suse.de>, GNU libc hacker <libc-hacker@sources.redhat.com>, binutils@sourceware.cygnus.com, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20011217123631.G542@sunsite.ms.mff.cuni.cz>; from jakub@redhat.com on Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 12:36:31PM +0100
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On Mon, Dec 17, 2001 at 12:36:31PM +0100, Jakub Jelinek wrote:

> instead (well, best would be if somebody ported prelink to mips;
> I'll try to answer any questions and help).

Do you have some documentations how prelink works?

> I skipped mips because it is way too different from how any other ELF
> architecture works (e.g. using a single dynamic reloc type for everything
> with various meanings, etc.) and I have no access to it.

That is what I am afraid of. The MIPS ABI supports "quickstart". I
don't know if we can add prelink to mips without breaking/changing
the MIPS ABI. I don't want to spend my time on it if it can't be done
at all.



H.J.

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