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MIPS branches to external symbols
- From: Daniel Jacobowitz <drow at false dot org>
- To: binutils at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 20:57:22 -0400
- Subject: MIPS branches to external symbols
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:
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?