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Re: The initial results (Re: stable binutils, gcc, glibc ...

To: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Subject: Re: The initial results (Re: stable binutils, gcc, glibc ...
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 00:37:02 +0200
Cc: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>, linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20001018143003.C2354@paradigm.rfc822.org>; from flo@rfc822.org on Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 02:30:03PM +0200
References: <39E7EB73.9206D0DB@mvista.com> <39ED2166.9B5F970@mvista.com> <20001018035719.F7865@bacchus.dhis.org> <20001018143003.C2354@paradigm.rfc822.org>
On Wed, Oct 18, 2000 at 02:30:03PM +0200, Florian Lohoff wrote:

> By thinking about this without any knowledge of the binutils code generation.
> 
> How does this work if loop is only an external symbol ? The distance
> will than be relevant when linking but then the code will already be there
> and one would need to insert an instruction.

Branches to external symbols aren't allowed with MIPS ELF objects.

  Ralf

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