[openbeos] Re: static libs for drivers

> > > "Waldemar Kornewald" <Waldemar.Kornewald@xxxxxx> wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > > how can I produce a static lib in order to link my kernel drivers/
> > > > modules
> > > > against it?
> > > > Is there some Jamfile function for this in the OBOS tree?
> > >
> > > Yep, the astonishingly accurately named rule StaticLibrary. ;-)
> > >
> > > Usage: StaticLibrary <name_without_lib_and_extension> : <sources> ;
> >
> > Really? :))
> > I thought there must be some settings like disabling templates and
> > exceptions for drivers. How does the linker remove this code?
> > Can I really link my drivers against any static library?
> >
> Static libs are nothing more than a collection of .o files
> (an _ar_chive), the lib itself isn't linked to anything else.
> That's why if your lib uses libfoobar, you have to link the prog
> itself with libfoobar, unlike dynamic libs, which are themselves linked.

But the code itself is compiled with exceptions. A call to "new" might throw
an exception, but the driver has nothing that could handle this. Why are
exceptions and templates turned off when compiling a driver then?

Waldemar


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