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Re: CANNOT_DUMP support

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: CANNOT_DUMP support
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2008 00:07:59 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

>> 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.

Is the code available somewhere?


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