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Re: copy_private_bfd_data in bfd/elf.c question
- From: Steve Ellcey <sje at cup dot hp dot com>
- To: drow at mvista dot com
- Cc: nickc at redhat dot com, reva at cup dot hp dot com, binutils at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 09:08:36 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: copy_private_bfd_data in bfd/elf.c question
Are you acting as the 2.13 release manager? I would like to know if it
is too late to get this patch in for 2.13? I see that today is the
planned freeze date. The full patch is at
http://sources.redhat.com/ml/binutils-cvs/2002-07/msg00165.html and it
fixes a bug in objcopy & strip on the HP-UX IA64 platform.
I probably wouldn't call this fix critical, mainly because this platform
is not very widespread yet. But without the patch objcopy and strip are
unusable on HP-UX IA64. Perhaps we could put it into the branch for a
future 2.13.1 release if you don't want to risk putting it in to 2.13 at
this late date.
> Date: 23 Jul 2002 12:19:54 +0100
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> Hi Reva.
> > Thanks so much for the patch! I tried it out on HP-UX/IA-64
> > with objcopy and strip and it worked for me. Could you check these
> > changes in as I do not have write access?
> I have checked the patch into the mainline sources.
> > Would it be possible to get these changes into the 2.13 branch as
> > well as the mainline?
> Hmm, well that would be up to Daniel. Since the patch is adding a new
> "feature" I would be reluctant to apply it, but since this feature
> fixes a bug with the HP-UX IA-64 port I might be tempted to accept it.
> > 2002-07-19 Nick Clifton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > * elf-bfd.h (struct elf_backend_data): Add new bitfield
> > 'want_p_paddr_set_zero'.
> > * elfxx-target.h: Set default value for want_p_paddr_set_zero
> > to false;
> > * elfxx-ia64.c: Set want_p_paddr_set_zero for HPUX target.
> > * elf.c (copy_private_bfd_data): Test want_p_paddr_set_zero.