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Re: MIPS textrel fix
Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Fri, May 19, 2006 at 01:11:01AM +0100, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> > The needed relocation types were originally defined for embedded PIC
> > MIPS and are not available in the ABI spec, their use for eh_frame
> > was an accident. When the removal of embedded PIC support broke the
> > toolchain, the fix chosen was to become ABI compatible again.
> Right. I'd forgotten this. Really, the ABI ought to have the
> necessary relocations; but I'm not going to poke my nose in further
> right now.
I'm not opposed to extending the ABI, but it shouldn't happen as an
accident. Back when the embedded PIC was removed, nobody seemed to care
much about keeping the PC-relative relocations as general extension.