[Gc] RE: libgcj missing symbol __data_start

Boehm, Hans hans.boehm at hp.com
Wed Aug 26 23:42:30 PDT 2009


 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: BGB [mailto:cr88192 at hotmail.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:25 AM
> 
> although not directly related, I will note that for my GC on 
> Windows, I 
> ended up switching to a strategy of using the ToolHelp 
> library to iterate 
> over the loaded modules and find their used address ranges...
> 
> it also makes the GC work more reliably as well...
> 
> I am not sure if something similar can be done on Linux (I 
> have not looked 
> into this).
> 
I think this is essentially the same approach the collector currently takes when it uses dl_iterate_phdr on Linux.  It would probably make sense to do this on Windows if it doesn't make the GC library significantly harder to install or use.

Hans


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