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Re: Binutils fixed to deal with 'insmod' issue and discussion...

To: Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Subject: Re: Binutils fixed to deal with 'insmod' issue and discussion...
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 10:26:09 +0200
Cc: "Steven J. Hill" <sjhill@cotw.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20010403041740.G5099@rembrandt.csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>; from ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de on Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 04:17:40AM +0200
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On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 04:17:40AM +0200, Thiemo Seufer wrote:

> >Without the binutils patch, all binaries compiled for MIPS/Linux
> >will be IRIX flavored which was the whole problem.
> 
> Please may You elaborate about this? AFAICS, the IRIX flavour
> can't be a problem by itself.

> Changing the MIPS/Linux ABI to circumvent a toolchain bug seems
> to be a bit extremistic. Am I missing some important details?

IRIX ELF orders the symbol table of object files in a way that violates
the ABI.  Worse, these IRIX specialities are not documented anywhere.

Changing to ABI ELF only makes them look as they're supposed to ...

  Ralf

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