binutils development (was Re: Problems building binutils-000220 snapshot)

H . J . Lu hjl@lucon.org
Tue Feb 22 21:35:00 GMT 2000


On Wed, Feb 23, 2000 at 11:15:51AM +1030, Alan Modra wrote:
> > 
> > Why is 64k? It is 16bit relocation. You should be able to go both
> > directions.
> 
> That's right, in 16-bit mode you should be able to jump from any point in
> the 64K address space to any other point.  The three little test files


>From what I see in the Intel ia32 instruction manual, it says
rel16 is signed 16bit value and it is encoded in 2 byes. How can
that be 64K in either direction?


H.J.


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