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Re: Removal of unexec support from glibc malloc

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: Removal of unexec support from glibc malloc
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 22:01:17 -0500

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  > > 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)?

  > 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'.

He described a way to implement something equivalent to unexec,
but I don't think that's how our unexec works now.

Dr Richard Stallman
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