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Re: Your change to ldlang.c
>>>>> "Ian" == Ian Lance Taylor <email@example.com> writes:
Ian> I thought it was discussed on the list a bit, but I can't
Ian> find the messages, so it must have been somewhere else.
Ian> Richard, do you remember?
I vaguely remember you mentioning the patch, but I don't recall the
Ian> My main concern was that it would mess up relocations. If an
Ian> input section disappears, relocations against symbols in that
Ian> section need to be adjusted to use different symbols, and
Ian> relocations for that section need to disappear. I doubt the
Ian> backends do either of these correctly.
I see. Of course, in this case, there are no relocations against the
I guess I don't see why your solution is really any better. On the
one hand, we may have bogus relocations. On the other, we've violated
the SEC_LINK_ONCE semantics, especially for fixed-sized sections like
I guess I'm thinking we should undo your change, and then attack the
problem of making the back-ends handle the relocations correctly.
That should not be *that* hard.
Ian> We could go back to letting the emultempl file handle the
Ian> .reginfo sections for MIPS files when doing a relocateable
Ian> link, I suppose. Does anybody have a better suggestion?
I don't know what you mean by this suggestion. I guess I'm too new to
binutils-land. Could you elaborate on the emultempl file solution?
Mark Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org
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