[Patch] bfd elfxx-ia64: share code between elf32 and elf64

Tristan Gingold gingold@adacore.com
Tue May 17 13:10:00 GMT 2011

On May 17, 2011, at 3:04 PM, H.J. Lu wrote:

> On Tue, May 17, 2011 at 5:56 AM, Tristan Gingold <gingold@adacore.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> some functions of elfxx-ia64.c are in fact the same when compiled for elf32 and for elf64.  This patch adds a new file,
>> elfxx-ia64.h which declares these functions and compiles them only for elf64.
>> No regression for linux/gnu ia64 and hpux ia64.
>> This work is in fact preliminary work to support gnu ld on vms/ia64.  Although VMS uses elf64, it doesn't use the same shared library
>> model.  Its DSO model is derived from the previous vms one (vector based). This made code reuse difficult.
>> Ok for trunk ?
> Why not do something similar to SPARC/MIPS to put common codes in
> a new .c file?

That's fine with me.  My proposal would be:

size specific code to elfnn-ia64.c
common code to elfxx-ia64.c (to match mips and sparc).

Do you agree with this proposal ?


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