MIPS branches to external symbols

Daniel Jacobowitz drow@false.org
Tue Jul 13 01:03:00 GMT 2004

On Mon, Jul 12, 2004 at 08:57:22PM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> This is a topic which has come up every year or so...
> Current versions of binutils disallow branches, which use a 16-bit
> shifted-by-2 pc-relative relocation, to both external symbols.  I would
> like to turn this feature back on.
> I've been checking the archives for discussion of this and the most
> recent I see is:
>   http://sources.redhat.com/ml/binutils/2003-02/msg00447.html
> This re-enabled branches to global symbols in the same object.  I can't
> locate the discussion of the remaining problems with re-enabling this
> for external symbols.  Can someone give me a pointer, or a good reason
> to disallow this?

A little more searching gave me:

It looks like the only response was Eric wanting testcases... if that's
all, I'm sure we can come up with some!

Daniel Jacobowitz

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