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Sorted out (Pedro's stuff does fix binutils on arm-wince-pe)

Following up on my own post.

The uncertainties I had last Friday about Pedro's submission are gone. I
was having library conflicts. Once these were sorted out, the test
programs all worked. I was mixing newlib and coredll stuff in a bad way.

So for me this boils down to :
- Binutils (CVS and 2.17 pre) is badly broken for arm-wince-pe (aka to
  generate code for a standard Windows CE PDA). GAS and LD work (as in
  "they don't crash"), but they generate broken code.
- Pedro's patches fix the problems known to me.

Evidence is attached (including .s files, .exe files, and full objdump
of the .exe files).

You can compare the "exedump" files to what I described in an earlier
post. Both problems are now gone.


P.S. The "evidence" was created with these tools :
dannypc: {24} arm-wince-pe-as --version
GNU assembler 2.17.50 20060427
Copyright 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc. [...]
This assembler was configured for a target of `arm-wince-pe'.
dannypc: {25} arm-wince-pe-ld --version
GNU ld version 2.17.50 20060427
Copyright 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc. [...]
dannypc: {26} arm-wince-pe-gcc --version
arm-wince-pe-gcc (GCC) 4.1.0
Copyright (C) 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc. [...]


On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 21:02 +0200, Danny Backx wrote:
> Guys,
> I can confirm that Pedro's work (the binutils-head-wince_edited.diff
> file that he posted) does provide a solution for my problems.
> The solution is only partial, but that may not be a binutils problem.
> Here's the detail :
> - I created a Makefile (attached) to call gcc, gas, and ld in the same
> way as demonstrated by an example from Pedro
> - Pedro's example that just calls MessageBoxW() works with that.
> - My example that calls fopen/fprintf/fclose doesn't do anything.
> - In file2.c I made a mixture between both to call MessageBoxW before
> and after the fopen call. Only the MessageBoxW call before fopen
> happens, the one after is never reached. This is on a PDA, no other
> feedback comes, the process is just gone. This may not be a binutils
> issue at all.
> So I would encourage you to look into Pedro's patch because it
> transforms a clearly broken binutils (on ARM) into one that appears to
> work.
> 	Danny
Danny Backx ; danny.backx - at - ;

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