[rfc] For mips, sign-extended ecoff offsets
Fri Jun 23 00:28:00 GMT 2000
Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
> I'd like to hear Ian's comments on this before you check it in.
> This is all due to a long-ago decision to ship support for a 64-bit
> MIPS chip using a 32-bit MIPS target. I think that sign extending
> pdr.ADR is probably right, since that is how 32 bit addresses are
> treated by the relocation routines.
> But the real fix is to use a
> 64-bit MIPS target.
Kind of :-) GDB can now be built to support (embedded only mind) the
debugging of a fairly arbitrary MIPS ABI on 64 bit MIPS targets. For
instance, a single GDB executable can debug both ``gcc -mips2'' and
``gcc ...'' executables running on a 64 bit vr5000. It might even
eventually support that behavour under IRIX :-)
Implementing this cleanly relies 32 bit MIPS addresses always being
correctly sign extended. At present they are not and things are
suffering for it :-)
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