Re: Question about the segment [[ 60000fff80000000-60000fff80004000 rw-p 0000000000000000 00:00 0 ]]

From: Matthew Wilcox <matthew_at_wil.cx>
Date: 2006-06-09 03:48:33
On Thu, Jun 08, 2006 at 10:51:13PM +0530, vamsi krishna wrote:
> Hell Andreas,
> >You also need to make sure that all function descriptors end up at the
> >very same address.
> 
> Do you mean file descriptors?

No.  A function descriptor is sometimes called a 'fat pointer'.
Function pointers on ia64 (as with ppc64 and parisc) are not pointers to
the start of the function.  Instead they are pointers to function
descriptors -- small structs which contain information about the
function, including a pointer to the start of the function.

http://lists.debian.org/debian-ia64/2003/10/msg00056.html may be of
interest.
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