Prelinking apps

Scott James Remnant scott at
Wed Oct 20 06:34:28 CDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-10-20 at 01:35 +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:

> * Scott James Remnant 
> | descent scott% LD_DEBUG=statistics /lib/tls/i686/cmov/ /usr/bin/gedit
> After a bit of discussion with Daniel Jacobowitz, it seems your method
> of checking is a bit flawed.  You need to run just LD_DEBUG=statistics
> /usr/bin/gedit, else you will get relocations nonetheless (as you can
> see -- the prelinking should have reduced the number of relocations to
> 0).
How curious ... Why doesn't prelinking work when you use the TLS-enabled
link loader?  Does this mean that any TLS-enabled application, even when
prelinked, isn't going to benefit anyway?

The reason you need to use that link loader is because the default i386
one doesn't know about the hyper-accurate timer in the i686, so you
can't use it for any useful stats.

Have you ever, ever felt like this?
Had strange things happen?  Are you going round the twist?
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