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Re: [ARM/gold] Fix the "DIV usage mismatch between blah.o and output" error
- From: Doug Kwan (éæå) <dougkwan at google dot com>
- To: Ben Cheng <bccheng at google dot com>
- Cc: binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2012 13:49:07 -1000
- Subject: Re: [ARM/gold] Fix the "DIV usage mismatch between blah.o and output" error
- References: <CAPk6zkBG9kxPdGG679NC3EGEBjx97oSgpWNKyX=W9sEo4MeTTw@mail.gmail.com>
LGTM but you need Ian's approval.
On Wed, Dec 19, 2012 at 9:32 AM, Ben Cheng <email@example.com> wrote:
> Gas in binutils 2.21 used to aggressively set the Tag_DIV_use flag to
> 1 (ie "Not allowed"), which will be propagated through the attribute
> handling code in bfd/elf32-arm.c and gold/arm.cc and serve as the big
> hammer to set Tag_DIV_use to 1 in the final output.
> In 2.22 changes were made into gas and bfd to correctly allow 0 (ie
> "Allowed in Thumb-ISA, v7-R or v7-M") and 2 (ie "Allowed in v7-A with
> integer division extension") to co-exist, but gold is not picking up
> the corresponding fix and it still strictly expects identical
> Tag_DIV_use values across all binary files or at least a 1 to unify
> the attribute.
> Following are two simple test functions used to reproduce the problem:
> int div(int i, int j)
> return i/j;
> include <stdio.h>
> extern int div(int, int);
> int main()
> printf("4 / 2 = %d\n", div(4, 2));
> return 0;
> If div.c is compiled with -mcpu=cortex-a15 and main.c is compiled with
> -mcpu=cortex-a9, only div.o will have Tag_DIV_use set to 2 and main.o
> will use the default value 0, but gold will fail to link them with the
> DIV usage mismatch error.
> This patch basically ports the new logic from bfd/elf32_arm.c over to
> gold/arm.cc and with it the linker is able to link the program.