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Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 23:07:57 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH 3/4] ldso: move (un)map_library functions to
 separate file

On Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 07:19:27PM -0500, rcombs wrote:
> ---
>  ldso/dynlink.c     | 270 +--------------------------------------------------
>  ldso/map_library.h | 276 +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  2 files changed, 278 insertions(+), 268 deletions(-)
>  create mode 100644 ldso/map_library.h
> diff --git a/ldso/dynlink.c b/ldso/dynlink.c
> index 5f637fd..0e557b1 100644
> --- a/ldso/dynlink.c
> +++ b/ldso/dynlink.c
> @@ -154,6 +154,8 @@ extern hidden void (*const __init_array_end)(void), (*const __fini_array_end)(vo
>  weak_alias(__init_array_start, __init_array_end);
>  weak_alias(__fini_array_start, __fini_array_end);
> +#include "map_library.h"
> +

As discussed before, I'd rather just duplicate the relevant part of
map_library for dcrt1 than refactor dynlink.c like this. There's a lot
of nommu logic that you don't have ready to work for dcrt1, and the
presence of that code is obscuring the fact that the operation dcrt1
needs is extremely simple. Also, there are a lot of shims (in patch 4)
to fake dynamic linker interfaces and libc functions for the shared
map_library.h code to use, which make the reuse clunky.

I think at some point it might be possible to factor things
sufficiently so that map_library is completely decoupled from dynamic
linker interfaces and able to be shared between these two components,
but your dcrt1 work has already been held up for around a year and I'd
like it to be able to move forward without depending on any

Would you like me to propose a stripped-down/decoupled version of the
function that dcrt1 could use?


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