[parisc-linux] _end symbol in parisc linux?
Jeffrey A Law
Thu, 11 Nov 1999 08:51:27 -0700
In message <199911111536.IAA19092@debian.fc.hp.com>you write:
> Maybe there is a better way. The first reason I want to use _end
> (and _edata) is to clear the kernel BSS reliably (which is working
Parse the som exec header.
> Both these tasks are currently being done at run-time -- in one case
> by parsing the SOM header and in another case by guessing about a
> parameter passed in by the hpux bootloader -- neither is currently
> reliable despite the considerable experimentation and
> sweat others have poured into the effort.
Then I'd suggest looking at code from folks that have done this in the past;
Utah's BSD & Mach kernels both handle parsing of the SOM exec header just