[RFA] bfd/elf-eh-frame.c: return address column of CIE

Nick Clifton nickc@redhat.com
Fri Aug 23 02:25:00 GMT 2002


Hi Jakub,

> Well, unless the ubyte is >= 128, it is the same.
> Unfortunately there are 3 broken ports - frv, sh (non-SH5) and mmix
> which use bigger values (well, mmix even uses 259 so it is incorrectly
> truncated anyway). Furthermore, IA-64 doesn't even define it because
> it wouldn't fit into the ubyte. I think it is highest time to change gcc...
> 
> > Since we are not currently supporting DWARF3 how about just adding a
> > note to remind us to fix this problem later on:
> 
> Well, the whole file was written from DWARF3 spec, and gcc generates
> DWARF3 in lots of places already. DWARF3 is not a completely new format,
> it is just DWARF2 with its bugs fixed plus some extensions.
> 
> If anything, elf-eh-frame.c could read uleb128 (or byte, doesn't matter)
> and not optimize if it is >= 128...

Understood - I will revert the patch and add a comment explaining what
is going on.

Cheers
        Nick



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