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Re: Removal of unexec support from glibc malloc

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Removal of unexec support from glibc malloc
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:35:38 +0200

> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden, address@hidden
> From: David Caldwell <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2016 23:43:00 -0800
> That leads to an interesting idea—what if one were to smash all the .elc
> files that temacs loads as part of the undump process and then put them
> into the temacs object, maybe by relinking them in as a giant array
> (portable), or by shoving them into their own section with objcopy (not
> really portable)? That would make the resulting binary basically usable
> without any lisp files, plus it might help with I/O speed since 100
> different files don't have to be read.

You have described what unexec does, in some of its incarnations.  We
just put those *.elc files into a separate executable, called 'emacs',
and not in 'temacs'.

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