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Re: Question on use of relro, now, and nodlopen

On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 12:46 PM, Ian Lance Taylor <> wrote:
> Jeffrey Walton <> writes:
>> I did not find -nodlopen mentioned. Does -nodlopen seem to be an
>> ancient flag (ie, use GCC_COMPILER), or a relatively new flag (ie, use
>> (ie, use GCC40_COMPILER). I understand tuning will probably be
>> necessary - I just want to get in the ball park.
> The binutils are independent of the compiler. ?You can use a new
> binutils with an old compiler.
> However, to answer your question, -z nodlopen was added 2000-07-19, with
> this ChangeLog entry:
Thanks Ian (and Andreas).

I'm [currently] tying binutils to gcc because its difficult to
determine past binutil version numbers. For example, I believe -relro
and -now originated around 6/2004 from ld/ChangeLog_2004. The log does
not state what the version is/was in effect; there does not appear to
be a Binutils Timeline (similar to;
and the FTP archives does not list a binutils dated near around

Would you (or anyone else) have a suggestion? I seem to have reached
my sluething limit.


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