Problems with linker on Alpha

Michael Cree
Fri May 6 10:25:00 GMT 2011

On 03/05/11 21:21, Michael Cree wrote:
> On 03/05/11 07:26, Richard Henderson wrote:
>> On 04/30/2011 07:25 PM, Michael Cree wrote:
>>> Secondly, I noted a number of test suite failures in the ld component
>>> while building binutils.
> Building binutils from Debian (also with my fix tls
> patch) I get:
> === ld tests ===
> Running target unix
> FAIL: Build

It passes on amd64 and powerpc.  Amd64 has in the readelf output of the following line:

     52: 0000000000000650     6 FUNC    LOCAL  DEFAULT   12 foo

(and similarly powerpc) which is tested for by (and matches) the 
following regular expression:

  +[0-9]+: +[0-9a-f]+ +[0-9a-f]+ +FUNC +LOCAL +DEFAULT +[0-9]+ +_?foo

that is in pr9676.rd.

But the output of readelf of on Alpha contains the 

     45: 00000000000007c0     8 FUNC    LOCAL  DEFAULT [<other>: 80] 
11 foo

That is, it contains an extra "[<other>: 80]" which does not match the 
regular expression in the test.

So my question is, what is this "[<other>: 80]"?  Does it matter?  Is 
this failure a false report?


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