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Re: Who maintains or makes fixes for ld for AIX?
- To: kdh at ocsystems dot com
- Subject: Re: Who maintains or makes fixes for ld for AIX?
- From: Geoff Keating <geoffk at geoffk dot org>
- Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 14:00:16 -0800
- CC: binutils at sources dot redhat dot com, trix at redhat dot com
- References: <F1789CA5-CC94-11D5-9963-0050E4A0C05B@ocsystems.com>
- Reply-to: Geoff Keating <geoffk at redhat dot com>
> Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 12:46:55 -0500
> From: Kevin Heatwole <email@example.com>
> I'm fairly new to the GCC scene, but I have a task to make a
> cross-compiler hosted on LinuxPPC and targeting AIX.
> I'm running into some bugs that I have yet to track down, but appear to
> be in either GAS or ld as it deals with entries in the TOC. For some
> reason, there are some entries that should just be 32-bit addresses in
> the TOC and the image ends up with extra an 32-bit zero in between some
> entries (almost as if the code thinks an address is 64-bit in some
> instances, but I am dealing with all 32-bit addresses). The resulting
> a.out doesn't run and the TOC offsets are really garbage (almost as if
> the linker thought it had located all 32-bit addresses, but had left
> unintended gaps in some of them and didn't figure in the gaps in its
> offset calculations).
> Anyway, I'd like to exchange a little email with whomever is maintaining
> ld and as as a cross to AIX. I'm willing to fix the problems but I
> don't want to reinvent the wheel.
I don't believe anyone has yet tried using these tools in a _cross_ to
AIX. They were developed for use natively on the machine. However,
I can't think of any fundamental reason why they shouldn't work, so
it's probably just bugs, not completely missing features.
A good person to ask is Tom Rix, <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
- Geoffrey Keating <email@example.com>