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Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2002 10:28:00 -0500
From: Jason Tishler <jason AT tishler DOT net>
Subject: Re: setup.exe rebase patch
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On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 09:59:45PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> However, I agree that rebasing shouldn't be the default behavior.  In fact,
> I wonder if I should make cygwin non-rebaseable.  It would load faster if
> I did that.

OK.  Then it would be best if you could make cygwin1.dll non-rebaseable.
Otherwise, rebase will have to maintain a blacklist of DLLs too.

I can easily leave a hole for cygwin1.dll (and other DLLs).  However,
the question then becomes how much space should be reserved?  Right now
0x120000 is "needed" -- unfortunately, in the future, more may be needed.
What happens then?

Adding rebase functionality has uncovered more issues than I initially
imagined.  Assistance determining the essential requirements would be
greatly appreciated.


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