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2015-04-13dynamic linker bootstrap overhaulRich Felker-1/+3
this overhaul further reduces the amount of arch-specific code needed by the dynamic linker and removes a number of assumptions, including: - that symbolic function references inside libc are bound at link time via the linker option -Bsymbolic-functions. - that libc functions used by the dynamic linker do not require access to data symbols. - that static/internal function calls and data accesses can be made without performing any relocations, or that arch-specific startup code handled any such relocations needed. removing these assumptions paves the way for allowing itself to be built with stack protector (among other things), and is achieved by a three-stage bootstrap process: 1. relative relocations are processed with a flat function. 2. symbolic relocations are processed with no external calls/data. 3. main program and dependency libs are processed with a fully-functional libc/ldso. reduction in arch-specific code is achived through the following: - crt_arch.h, used for generating crt1.o, now provides the entry point for the dynamic linker too. - asm is no longer responsible for skipping the beginning of argv[] when ldso is invoked as a command. - the functionality previously provided by __reloc_self for heavily GOT-dependent RISC archs is now the arch-agnostic stage-1. - arch-specific relocation type codes are mapped directly as macros rather than via an inline translation function/switch statement.
2013-07-26new mostly-C crt1 implementationRich Felker-0/+16
the only immediate effect of this commit is enabling PIE support on some archs that did not previously have any Scrt1.s, since the existing asm files for crt1 override this C code. so some of the crt_arch.h files committed are only there for the sake of documenting what their archs "would do" if they used the new C-based crt1. the expectation is that new archs should use this new system rather than using heavy asm for crt1. aside from being easier and less error-prone, it also ensures that PIE support is available immediately (since Scrt1.o is generated from the same C source, using -fPIC) rather than having to be added as an afterthought in the porting process.
2011-02-12initial check-in, version 0.5.0v0.5.0Rich Felker-0/+0