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Re: Binutils, once more ...

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Subject: Re: Binutils, once more ...
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@uni-koblenz.de>
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 02:16:33 +0200
In-reply-to: <19990815235634.A12336@uni-koblenz.de>; from Ralf Baechle on Sun, Aug 15, 1999 at 11:56:34PM +0200
References: <19990815235634.A12336@uni-koblenz.de>
On Sun, Aug 15, 1999 at 11:56:34PM +0200, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> Another binutils status report - as of now I still have two open bugs:
> 
>  - ld doesn't fill the .got entries for non-dynamic binaries.
>  - binutils-current are so extremly wastefull with .got space that we run
>    out of got space for building relativly simple programs like vim.
>    There is a workaround for this problem which is using compiling things
>    with the -Wa,-xgot option.  Not really a good idea because it requires
>    recompilation of several packages with that option but at least it
>    works ...

Add another bug - binutils 2.8.1 had a bug which was compensated by
another bug in ld.so.  So if we fix either one we break binary
compatibility.

Grrr,

  Ralf

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