[parisc-linux] _end symbol in parisc linux?
Mon, 8 Nov 1999 11:18:01 -0800
> > > Anybody know how to get PA-Linux to have an _end symbol like
> > > most other programs, including Intel Linux?
> > AFAIK we would need to have linker scripts to do so, which seems to be
> > ssible
> > with the HP/UX ld. So this is on the "things that will get nicer when
> > ave
> > GNU binutils again" list.
>Actually, you can with SOM with clever use of the sort_key attribute within
>a subspace. Create a new subspace with a larger than normal sort key.
>that space create a single symbol "_end".
Donald Scobbie already answered the question:
>Define the symbol as:
>extern void *_end;
>and the linker will sort it out for you. See the HP-UX man page for
The HP-UX SOM linker will create the symbols _etext, _edata, and _end if
they are referenced; it won't create them if they're not referenced.