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Re: Program header proposal
> too bad for the MiNT libs... Why don't they put the stack into the BSS?
> Anyway, I think that this would be a useful feature anyway, even if MiNT li
> linked programs would be excluded for now.
Fortunately Yves is preparing PL 48 now, What about passing this idea for
It's only partially practical, for a number of reasons. Most obvious is
that the MiNTlibs use a global variable to store the stack size, and while
that could easily be added into the BSS, the libs also provide for a set
of "magic values" that are very useful for certain programs. (e.g., stksize==1
means keep all available memory, minus a small amount to give back to the OS,
== 2 means keep half of memory, etc...)
This sort of change might be useful, but it would mean a thorough
reimplementation of malloc/sbrk and friends, as well. Doable, but not trivial.