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Date: Thu, 20 Jun 96 12:25:13 MDT From: Bryan Ford <email@example.com> True, although there is one separate but related problem, if you're using ELF format... The current ELF tools (maybe the i386 ELF format period, I don't know) don't seem to support 16-bit relocations in object files; the assembler just dies with an error. This can usually be worked around by either just using 32-bit addresses in cases in which relocations are needed, or, in single-file "programs" such as boot blocks and such, just writing the code so that the assembler does the relocating rather than the linker - e.g., say "foo-_start" rather than just "foo". However, fixing this properly presumably would involve BFD hacking. The BFD side of this is quite trivial: in elf32-i386.c, add an entry to enum reloc_type, elf_howto_table, and elf_i386_reloc_type_lookup. Of course, you then have to worry about the fact that your object files violate the ELF ABI. Ian