[Gc] Potential bug in dyn_load.c

Mike Hearn mike at navi.cx
Sat Sep 4 03:47:05 PDT 2004


On Mon, 2004-08-30 at 19:32, Boehm, Hans wrote:
> I've added a FIXME comment for now, explaining that this code seems
> highly dependent on idiosyncrasies of old GNU tool chains.  (I'm
> pretty sure I used to run this code regularly, so it used to work,
> though I can certainly see your argument that that may have involved
> some luck.)
> 
> If you have a patch for doing this correctly, that would of course
> be preferable.  Is it even possible?  I suspect this was very
> empirically derived.

I'm afraid I don't have a patch, and I don't really understand how it's
supposed to work so won't be writing one anytime soon ... 

> Is there a significant danger of this failing only
> intermittently? It doesn't sound like it to me.
> If so, and if we don't have a patch, I can add a runtime warning
> as well.

It's a highly unlikely codepath in this day and age. Your call.

thanks -mike



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