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Re: CANNOT_DUMP support

From: Kenichi Handa
Subject: Re: CANNOT_DUMP support
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2008 17:13:33 +0900
User-agent: SEMI/1.14.3 (Ushinoya) FLIM/1.14.2 (Yagi-Nishiguchi) APEL/10.2 Emacs/23.0.60 (i686-pc-linux-gnu) MULE/6.0 (HANACHIRUSATO)

In article <address@hidden>, "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

> Richard Stallman writes:
> Lisp objects are just part of what unexec dumps.  There is other
> malloc data, and lots of global variables that don't point to Lisp
> objects.  How do you handle them?

> True globals live in the executable itself ini the usual way, as far
> as I know.  Other malloc data needs to be characterized to the dumper
> in a way similar to the way that Lisp data is characterized to the GC.
> Beyond that, I don't know; I just know that we do, successfully.

> If somebody wants to follow up, Olivier Galibert knows how.

As far as I know, Mr. Nagano wrote the code of portable
dumper for Emacs, and has already sent FSF the signed
ASSIGNMENT paper a few years ago.

Kenichi Handa

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