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Re: [patch] 2.4, head: PAGE_SHIFT changes break glibc

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Subject: Re: [patch] 2.4, head: PAGE_SHIFT changes break glibc
From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Date: Thu, 27 Nov 2003 12:37:14 -0500
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>,
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On Thu, Nov 27, 2003 at 01:45:00PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Wed, 26 Nov 2003, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > >  I suppose so, although being not that fond of insane numbers of syscalls
> > > I wonder how sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/ia64/getpagesize.c gets away with
> > > static binaries...  Perhaps we should ask glibc hackers?
> > 
> > Look at elf/dl-support.c:_dl_aux_init? dl_pagesize should end up
> > initialized for static binaries too.
>  Thanks for the hint.  I can see _dl_aux_init() gets indeed called from
> __libc_start_main() in my i386/Linux libc-start.o binary (in libc.a), but
> it does not in my MIPSel/Linux one.  So there must be a bug somewhere in
> 2.2.5, perhaps fixed later.  I'll have a look at it.  Once fixed, I
> guess we should choose the IA64 way.
>  After a brief look at the sources I suspect sysdeps/mips/elf/ldsodefs.h
> overrides sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/ldsodefs.h -- if that's the case, the
> bug still exists in the trunk.  I'll work on a fix later, probably
> tonight.

_dl_aux_init ought to be called from __libc_start_main in
sysdeps/generic/libc-start.c.  In current sources I can't see any way
for that to go wrong on MIPS (but my MIPS board is off right now so I
haven't tried it)...

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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