taskThe GNU Hurd - Tasks: task #5941, Linker script for GNU Mach


task #5941: Linker script for GNU Mach

Submitted by:  Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
Submitted on:  Tue 03 Oct 2006 10:58:47 AM UTC  
Category:  GNU Mach Should Start On:  Mon 02 Oct 2006 10:00:00 PM UTC
Should be Finished on:  Mon 02 Oct 2006 10:00:00 PM UTC Priority:  1 - Later
Status:  Postponed Privacy:  Public
Percent Complete:  90% Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Planned Release:  GNU Mach 1.4
Effort:  0.00
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Tue 03 Oct 2006 03:04:17 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The following has just been installed:

2006-10-03  Thomas Schwinge  <tschwinge@gnu.org>

        --- ``Linker script for GNU Mach''

        * Makefile.in (kernel.o): Remove `$(systype)-objfiles-prepend' hackery.
        * i386/Makefile.in (sysdep.a): Likewise.
        * i386/Makerules.in: Likewise.
        (LDFLAGS-kernel): Point to the linker script.
        * i386/i386at/boothdr.S (_start): Don't put into `.text', but into
        `.text.start' instead.
        * i386/ldscript: Change to put `.text' at 0x100000 and put
        `.text.start' first into `.text'.

        * i386/ldscript: New file, copied from `/lib/ldscripts/elf_i386.x' of a
        GNU Binutils 2.16.1 installation.

As I denoted: the linker script is a copy of the main i386 linker script from Binutils and includes lots of stuff we don't need and thus could be cleared out.  That's why I'll leave this task open for someone to do that.

Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
Project Administrator
Tue 03 Oct 2006 10:58:47 AM UTC, original submission:  

GNU Mach should use a linker script instead of the ``place this object file first into .text'' hackery.

Thomas Schwinge <tschwinge>
Project Administrator


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