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Re: linker problem: relocation truncated to fit
- To: "H . J . Lu" <hjl at lucon dot org>
- Subject: Re: linker problem: relocation truncated to fit
- From: Richard Henderson <rth at redhat dot com>
- Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2001 15:47:54 -0700
- Cc: Ryan Murray <rmurray at cyberhqz dot com>, linux-mips at oss dot sgi dot com, binutils at sourceware dot cygnus dot com, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
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On Sun, Sep 16, 2001 at 03:50:03PM -0700, H . J . Lu wrote:
> I don't think mips is the only platform which has this problem. Do
> Alpha, PowerPC and Sparc have similar problems like that? What are
> the solutions for them?
Alpha has a complicated scheme by which every input object file may
be assigned to a different GOT, each of which is limited to 64k. The
other reason this works is that variables assigned to .sdata/.sbss
are _not_ treated differently wrt code generation. Instead, this is
optimized via linker relaxation.
IA-64 will overflow its small data area at 22 bits.
PowerPC and Sparc do not use .sdata/.sbss.