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Re: [PATCH] Fix distinction of 32/64bit addresses in MIPS gas
- To: cgd at broadcom dot com
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] Fix distinction of 32/64bit addresses in MIPS gas
- From: "H . J . Lu" <hjl at lucon dot org>
- Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2001 11:00:30 -0700
- Cc: mrg at cygnus dot com, binutils at sources dot redhat dot com,thorpej at wasabisystems dot com, simonb at wasabisystems dot com
- References: <20010831190655.B8746@lucon.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com>
On Mon, Sep 03, 2001 at 11:18:02PM -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> email@example.com ("matthew green") writes:
> > sure, there are bugs, but there's no ignoring the fact that these
> > tools have been used by a whole lot of people for a number of years
> > quite successfullly. it's simply true.
> I don't believe the current versions will, even disregarding
> unintentional issues which have cropped up over the past couple of
> weeks or months.
> I'm using a version of binutils a couple of months old to generate
> (dynamically-linked) NetBSD/mips binaries, but alas there is an
> intentional change in the ABI of the binaries generated by binutils,
> which breaks compatibility with existing NetBSD/mips ELF binaries and
> the existing NetBSD/mips shared loader (which, AFAICT, would have
> worked with minimal configury tweaking, previously).
Here is the thing. "make check" in binutils doesn't do much on
NetBSD/mips. It also used to be the case for Linux/mips until I turned
on them for Linux/mips. I also added a few new mips testcases. Quite
a few serious mips bugs have been identified/fixed since then. Without
active participation from NetBSD/mips, we have no idea if the current
toolchain works, which also include gcc and gdb, on NetBSD/mips or not.
The only mips testsuite results for gcc I can find are Irix and Linux.
It won't surprise me that the next release of gcc/binutils won't work
on NetBSD/mips, out of box.