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Re: Question of the necessity of rebaseall
On 2009-5-14 8:55, Larry Hall (Cygwin) wrote:
Imagebase in PE header is something a bit of optional, that means if
two dlls with same imagebase, the OS kernel will automaticly relocate
one of them, to put them in different virtual spaces. So, rebase
should be a utility for optimizing the overall start-up speed, to
reduce avoidable relocations, rather then fix start-up errors.
cygwin1.dll cannot be relocated if the fork semantics are to work. So
while what you say above is true for apps in general, it's not true for
I can't figure out how fork will break the relocation, for libraries
have been loaded, they're already relocated before invoke into fork, and
for libraries haven't been loaded, they don't need to share memory after
new processes created by fork.
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