Fiasco and linux22 -- RMGR: overlapping modules problem

Ian Duggan ian at ianduggan.net
Fri Mar 22 23:45:58 CET 2002


> Basically. Programs would obviously all have to be
> position independent in a single address space
> operating system e.g. Mungi or Opal or when running on
> hardware that doesn't have a proper MMU e.g. uC-Linux.

Ok, so it's technically possible to compile all programs an libraries as
position independent code, it's just not the way it is one on Unix like
sysems.

Is there a reason the choice of absolute address was chosen over
position independent code in this case? Are there performance benefits?

-- Ian

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