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GNU Binutils 2.33.1 has been released.
- From: Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com>
- To: binutils at sourceware dot org, info-gnu at gnu dot org, dje dot gcc at gmail dot com
- Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 16:01:55 +0100
- Subject: GNU Binutils 2.33.1 has been released.
We are pleased to announce that version 2.33.1 of the GNU Binutils project
sources have been released and are now available for download at:
The md5sum values are:
This release contains numerous bug fixes, and also the following new
* Adds support for the Arm Scalable Vector Extension version 2
(SVE2) instructions, the Arm Transactional Memory Extension (TME)
instructions and the Armv8.1-M Mainline and M-profile Vector
Extension (MVE) instructions.
* Adds support for the Arm Cortex-A76AE, Cortex-A77 and Cortex-M35P
processors and the AArch64 Cortex-A34, Cortex-A65, Cortex-A65AE,
Cortex-A76AE, and Cortex-A77 processors.
* Adds a .float16 directive for both Arm and AArch64 to allow
encoding of 16-bit floating point literals.
* For MIPS, Add -m[no-]fix-loongson3-llsc option to fix (or not)
Loongson3 LLSC Errata. Add a --enable-mips-fix-loongson3-llsc=[yes|no]
configure time option to set the default behavior. Set the default
if the configure option is not used to "no".
* The Cortex-A53 Erratum 843419 workaround now supports a choice of
which workaround to use. The option --fix-cortex-a53-843419 now
takes an optional argument --fix-cortex-a53-843419[=full|adr|adrp]
which can be used to force a particular workaround to be used.
See --help for AArch64 for more details.
* Add support for GNU_PROPERTY_AARCH64_FEATURE_1_BTI and
GNU_PROPERTY_AARCH64_FEATURE_1_PAC in ELF GNU program properties
in the AArch64 ELF linker.
* Add -z force-bti for AArch64 to enable GNU_PROPERTY_AARCH64_FEATURE_1_BTI
on output while warning about missing GNU_PROPERTY_AARCH64_FEATURE_1_BTI
on inputs and use PLTs protected with BTI.
* Add -z pac-plt for AArch64 to pick PAC enabled PLTs.
* Add --source-comment[=<txt>] option to objdump which if present,
provides a prefix to source code lines displayed in a disassembly.
* Add --set-section-alignment <section-name>=<power-of-2-align>
option to objcopy to allow the changing of section alignments.
* Add --verilog-data-width option to objcopy for verilog targets to
control width of data elements in verilog hex format.
* The separate debug info file options of readelf (--debug-dump=links
and --debug-dump=follow) and objdump (--dwarf=links and
--dwarf=follow-links) will now display and/or follow multiple
links if more than one are present in a file. (This usually
happens when gcc's -gsplit-dwarf option is used).
In addition objdump's --dwarf=follow-links now also affects its
other display options, so that for example, when combined with
--syms it will cause the symbol tables in any linked debug info
files to also be displayed. In addition when combined with
--disassemble the --dwarf= follow-links option will ensure that
any symbol tables in the linked files are read and used when
disassembling code in the main file.
* Add support for dumping types encoded in the Compact Type Format
to objdump and readelf.
Our thanks go out to all of the binutils contributors, past and
present, for helping to make this release possible.
Note in case you are wondering about what happened to the 2.33
release, it is stuck pending the resolution of an issue with the keys
used to sign the release. Once this is resolved the 2.33 tarballs
will be uploaded, even though they will now be slightly out of date.
Binutils Chief Maintainer.