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Revised patch for using PE object files under non-PE platforms

This is a revised patch to link PE object files with non-PE object
files to generate a non-PE executable. It works with my testcase
of PE/ELF and COFF/ELF using DISP32 and dir32 relocations. My testcase
needs a PE assembler, a COFF assembler, an ELF/PE linker and an
ELF/COFF linker. I can provide it if anyone is interested. In theory,
my patch shouldn't affect normal COFF nor native PE. But I don't have
native PE to test. I'd like to get some feedbacks on native PE.


H.J. Lu (
2000-06-18  H.J. Lu  <>

	* coff-i386.c (coff_i386_reloc): Don't return in case of
	output_bfd == (bfd *) NULL if COFF_WITH_PE is defined.
	Compensate PE relocations when linking with non-PE object
	files to generate a non-PE executable.

Index: coff-i386.c
RCS file: /work/cvs/gnu/binutils/bfd/coff-i386.c,v
retrieving revision
retrieving revision 1.7
diff -u -p -r1.1.1.8 -r1.7
--- coff-i386.c	2000/01/28 16:32:55
+++ coff-i386.c	2000/06/18 00:26:34	1.7
@@ -73,8 +73,10 @@ coff_i386_reloc (abfd, reloc_entry, symb
   symvalue diff;
+#ifndef COFF_WITH_PE
   if (output_bfd == (bfd *) NULL)
     return bfd_reloc_continue;
   if (bfd_is_com_section (symbol->section))
@@ -102,7 +104,26 @@ coff_i386_reloc (abfd, reloc_entry, symb
 	 ignores the addend for a COFF target when producing
 	 relocateable output.  This seems to be always wrong for 386
 	 COFF, so we handle the addend here instead.  */
-      diff = reloc_entry->addend;
+#ifdef COFF_WITH_PE
+      if (output_bfd == (bfd *) NULL)
+	{
+	  reloc_howto_type *howto = reloc_entry->howto;
+	  /* Although PC relative relocations are very similar between
+	     PE and non-PE formats, but they are off by 1 << howto->size
+	     bytes. For the external relocation, PE is very different
+	     from others. See md_apply_fix3 () in gas/config/tc-i386.c.
+	     When we link PE and non-PE object files together to
+	     generate a non-PE executable, we have to compensate it
+	     here.  */
+	  if (howto->pc_relative == true && howto->pcrel_offset == true)
+	    diff = -(1 << howto->size);
+	  else
+	    diff = -reloc_entry->addend;
+	}
+      else
+	diff = reloc_entry->addend;
 #ifdef COFF_WITH_PE

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