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Re: Emacs problem

To: Thomas Bogendoerfer <>
Subject: Re: Emacs problem
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 1998 12:19:30 +0200
In-reply-to: <>; from Thomas Bogendoerfer on Sun, Aug 23, 1998 at 10:36:47PM +0200
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On Sun, Aug 23, 1998 at 10:36:47PM +0200, Thomas Bogendoerfer wrote:

> I've found the cause for the emacs X11 problems. The unexec code of Emacs
> doesn't handle relocations in the .rel.dyn section, because Mips seems to
> be the only platform, which uses such section (sgi and sni, are using
> a different implementation of unexec). This mishandling leads to an emacs
> binary, which has double resolved dynamic relocations (once when dumped,
> twice when executed), which leads to a seg fault. It happens only with
> X11, because the relocations are only for X11 stuff.
> I'll try to fix that, but it would be good to have some documentation about
> the .rel.dyn section, which looks a little bit different than the i386
> section). Any pointers other than the bfd source code ?

I think you can find the related ABI documentation on
What details exactly are you interested in?  I've got a printed copy at


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