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Re: Rebasing dlls - why it is necessary
- From: Harold L Hunt <huntharo at msu dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2002 15:16:13 EDT
- Subject: Re: Rebasing dlls - why it is necessary
Steven O'Brien <email@example.com> said:
> This can be seen as a hack, because rebasing should really be for
> efficiency, not for functionality. But the only other solution I can
> imagine is a complete re-working of the way cygwin handles dynamically
> loaded dlls and fork() - and I guess this is not likely in a hurry. As a
> long-shot, maybe the work that Egor is doing on runtime re-location for
> auto-export of data symbols could be extended so that cygwin no longer
> needs dlls to be loaded at absolute addresses?
I have a question: Do you think that rebasing the distributed XFree86 DLL's
would have a positive effect on Cygwin/XFree86's performance/load time? If
so, perhaps I will look into rebasing the dlls that are in our packages.
Otherwise, I don't suppose I need to do anything at all. :)
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