Re: modules and exceptioning 2.1.8+

Richard Henderson (
Thu, 14 Nov 1996 19:15:45 -0600 (CST)

> the current code deals a little too intimately with elf and aout
> formats for me to figure out what it's actually doing. does anyone
> have a specification for what insmod really needs to do and what it's
> looking for in a module? if i had that, i don't think it would take
> that long for me to re-write insmod to use the bfd library.

It needs the bounds of the exception table as well as the gp
value for the module, which is .got+0x8000.

I've plans to reorganize the standard module code to clean it
up as well as adding Alpha ELF support at that time. But you
are of course welcome to update the current code if you can't


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