[Gc] Re: gc 7.4.0 on Android

Manuel.Serrano at inria.fr Manuel.Serrano at inria.fr
Wed Dec 4 01:01:58 PST 2013

Hi Manuel,

> 1. please check you NDK, it should have link.h file.
I do have some link.h:

% find android-ndk-r8e -name link.h

but without me knowing why my GCC wrapper does not find any of them. It
could be that the GCC wrapper I used is missing some directories. Just do be
sure that we are understanding each other, please find attached this
wrapper. I have been using since I have started developing on Android:

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If you have something else to suggest, I will be glad to test.

> 2. dynamic register is not working on Android (looks like the condition
> "tag == DT_DEBUG" is never satisfied on bionic), so you just skip the
> code by -D IGNORE_DYNAMIC_LOADING. I use a workaround (works only on ARM
I'm not sure to fully understand what you mean here. Should I use the 
-DIGNORE_DYNAMIC_LOADING C compilation option in order to disable dynamic
loading? Is that what you are proposing.

> platform) - insert GC_INIT() call into initialization code of each
> dynamicakky loaded library.
Ah. I will try that (I'm not sure I will find the time to test it this morning). 
Calling GC_INIT() many time is harmless, right? 


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