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OpenVMS VMS73_LINKER-V0200 Alpha V7.3 Linker ECO Summary

TITLE: OpenVMS VMS73_LINKER-V0200 Alpha V7.3 Linker ECO Summary New Kit Date: 19-DEC-2001 Modification Date: Not Applicable Modification Type: Updated Kit Supersedes VMS73_LINKER-V0100 NOTE: An OpenVMS saveset or PCSI installation file is stored on the Internet in a self-expanding compressed file. For OpenVMS savesets, the name of the compressed saveset file will be kit_name.a-dcx_vaxexe for OpenVMS VAX or kit_name.a-dcx_axpexe for OpenVMS Alpha. Once the OpenVMS saveset is copied to your system, expand the compressed saveset by typing RUN kitname.dcx_vaxexe or kitname.dcx_alpexe. For PCSI files, once the PCSI file is copied to your system, rename the PCSI file to kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe, then it can be expanded by typing RUN kitname.pcsi-dcx_axpexe. The resultant file will be the PCSI installation file which can be used to install the ECO. Copyright (c) Compaq Computer Corporation 2001. All rights reserved. OP/SYS: OpenVMS Alpha COMPONENT: Linker SOURCE: Compaq Computer Corporation ECO INFORMATION: ECO Kit Name: VMS73_LINKER-V0200 DEC-AXPVMS-VMS73_LINKER-V0200--4.PCSI ECO Kits Superseded by This ECO Kit: VMS73_LINKER-V0100 ECO Kit Approximate Size: 768 Blocks Kit Applies To: OpenVMS Alpha V7.3 System/Cluster Reboot Necessary: No Rolling Re-boot Supported: Information not available Installation Rating: INSTALL_2 2 : To be installed by all customers using the following feature(s): LINK, LINKER Kit Dependencies: The following remedial kit(s) must be installed BEFORE installation of this kit: None In order to receive all the corrections listed in this kit, the following remedial kits should also be installed: None ECO KIT SUMMARY: An ECO kit exists for Linker components on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3. This kit addresses the following problems: PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_LINKER-V0200 KIT: o Static PSECTs (Program Sections) with the EGPS$V_ALLOC_64B are not allocated by the linker in the 64-bit address space. The data is put in the 32-bit P0 space instead. Images Affected: [SYSEXE]LINK.EXE o The Linker creates solitary PSECTs in the P2 space by default. This will break any current application that uses solitary PSECTs. Images Affected: [SYSEXE]LINK.EXE o After successful compilation, there can be link warnings with unresolved message-numbers: %LINK-W-NOMSG, Message number 0064A120 %LINK-W-NOMSG, Message number 0064A128 %LINK-W-NOMSG, Message number 0064A130 %LINK-W-NOMSG, Message number 0064A128 Images Affected: [SYSMSG]PRGDEVMSG.EXE PROBLEMS ADDRESSED IN VMS73_LINKER-V0100 KIT: o LINKER truncates an image IDENT at the 14th character with a NULL in place of the 15th character. This can be observed when a user edits or searches the '.MAP' in the section entitled 'Image synopsis for IDENT string' or when dumping the .EXE file. o LINKER omits the solitary attribute, and therefore, fails to create separate sections for solitary .PSECTs. See example below: Option file : PSECT_ATTR=B_STRUCT,PAGE,SOLITARY PSECT_ATTR=A_STRUCT,PAGE A_STRUCT 00040000 00044267 00004268 ( 17000.) PAGE 16 NOPIC,OVR,REL,GBL,NOSHR,NOEXE, WRT,NOVEC,NOMOD PSECT 00040000 00044267 00004268 ( 17000.) OCTA 4 B_STRUCT 00050000 00054267 00004268 ( 17000.) PAGE INSTALLATION NOTES: No reboot is necessary after successful installation of the kit. Install this kit with the {Installation Utility} utility by logging into the SYSTEM account, and typing the following at the DCL prompt: PRODUCT INSTALL VMS73_LINKER /SOURCE=[location of Kit] The kit location may be a tape drive, CD, or a disk directory that contains the kit. Additional help on installing PCSI kits can be found by typing HELP PRODUCT INSTALL at the system prompt Special Installation Instructions: o Scripting of Answers to Installation Questions During installation, this kit will ask and require user response to several questions. If you wish to automate the installation of this kit and avoid having to provide responses to these questions, you must create a DCL command procedure that includes the following definitions and commands: 1. Define logical NO_ASK$BACKUP as TRUE 2. Add the following qualifiers to the PRODUCT INSTALL command and add that command to the DCL procedure. /PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V2.0 3. De-assign the logicals assigned For example, a sample command file to install the VMS73_LINKER-V0200 kit would be: $ DEFINE/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP TRUE $! $ PROD INSTALL VMS73_LINKER/PROD=DEC/BASE=AXPVMS/VER=V2.0 $! $ DEASSIGN/SYS NO_ASK$BACKUP $ exit All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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