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An artificial main function was added, which called the benchmark's main function, simulating the effects of argc and argv. This function also initialized the _iob array, used for standard I/O.
mxr then constructs new command argument (argv) and environment vectors as 32-bit wide pointers (as the MIPS program expects), arranges to intercept certain signals from the DEC OSF/1 AXP system, and transfers control to the translated start address of the program.
The environment consists of a set of named capabilities (a primitive directory, as it were), and the arguments to the process (in Unix terms, argc and argv).