Possible problem with gas on MIPS

Ulf Carlsson ulfc@calypso.engr.sgi.com
Thu Jun 8 01:59:00 GMT 2000

> OFFSET   TYPE              VALUE 
> 00000004 R_MIPS_PC16       noerror

How is this supposed to work?  R_MIPS_PC16 doesn't shift out the lower two
bits of the offset, so the branch instructions can not possibly use this
relocation type.  However can do this with the R_MIPS_GNU_REL16_S2 relocation
which is a Cygnus extension.

> li.s: Assembler messages:
> li.s:3: Error: Can not represent BFD_RELOC_16_PCREL_S2 relocation in this 
> object file format

I tried it and it goes through the assembler if you use -membedded-pic.  I
have not tested it any further though.


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