binutils problem

Alan Modra
Sun Aug 25 16:01:00 GMT 2002

On Sun, Aug 25, 2002 at 09:43:08PM +0200, Richard Zidlicky wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 25, 2002 at 11:27:38AM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > FWIW, this is the same symptom as the set of problems caused by not refcounting
> > GOT/PLT entries.  m68k does refcount, but if there's a bug, there might
> > be an uninitialized relocation.  Zeroing the section contents before
> > filling them in will serve as a workaround (though not a fix).
> zeroing which section when? Or how else could I narrow the problem
> down?

Zeroing the reloc section is already done for m68k.  If m68k glibc
rejects R_NONE relocs, then this problem will persist until
bfd/elf32-m68k.c is rewritten to delay allocation of reloc slots as
is currently done for x86, hppa, ppc64, s390 and just recently, sh,
all using more or less the same scheme, and ia64, alpha and perhaps
others.  A quick binutils fix is IMO not possible, but the rewrite
should be fairly mechanical given the existing examples.

Alan Modra
IBM OzLabs - Linux Technology Centre

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