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Re: compatibility of (mips ELF) .o files between binutils versions?
On Mon, Jul 15, 2002 at 10:24:56AM -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> [ replying to several e-mail msgs in one. ]
> At 15 Jul 2002 14:41:03 +0100, Nick Clifton wrote:
> > > (I'm not really sure where to even begin debugging this...)
> > It appears to be a problem with the relocs. What does 'objdump -r'
> > show for the 2.11.2 assembled binary vs the 2.12.1 assembled binary ?
> mips-elf-objdump -xDr shows identical output for the two (using
> objdump from the 2.12.1 binutils.
> At Mon, 15 Jul 2002 07:28:44 -0700, H. J. Lu wrote:
> > As I recall, gas/mips 2.11.2 generates really bad files under certain
> > conditions. I agree ld shouldn't segfault. But I don't expect it will
> > generate correct results.
> in this case, 2.10 and 2.11.2 generate the same .o file.
> At 15 Jul 2002 16:02:13 +0100, Nick Clifton wrote:
> > I guess that we need a test object file with which to investigate the
> > problem.
> Several people asked for same. 8-)
> > Chris - can you generate a *small* binary and post it/point to it ?
> I've included below a uuencoded tgz which contains the sample, in many
> forms. 8-)
> run a little script to run all of the cmds
> to gen the rest.
> run.log output from said cmds.
> foo.s input source
> foo-<version>.o foo.s compiled w/ that version
> foo-<version>.o dumped with
> mips-elf-objdump -xDr from version2 of
> I've removed the 'core' and 'bad.o' files, to keep things small.
> all of the tools used were built from fresh tarballs from
/export/build/gnu/binutils-debug/build-mips-linux/ld/ld-new -r foo-2_11_2.o
/export/build/gnu/binutils-debug/build-mips-linux/ld/ld-new: a.out: relocation
size mismatch in foo-2_11_2.o section .data
/export/build/gnu/binutils-debug/build-mips-linux/ld/ld-new: final link failed:
Archive object file in wrong format
# /export/build/gnu/binutils-debug/build-mips-linux/ld/ld-new -V
GNU ld version 126.96.36.199.15 20020712
Personally, I believe binutils 2.12.1 is quite buggy on many platforms,