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Re: The Linux binutils 2.11.92.0.7 is released.

To: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Subject: Re: The Linux binutils 2.11.92.0.7 is released.
From: Klaus Naumann <spock@mgnet.de>
Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2001 22:43:00 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com, binutils@sourceware.cygnus.com
In-reply-to: <20011021091125.A1774@lucon.org>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Sun, 21 Oct 2001, H . J . Lu wrote:

> On Sun, Oct 21, 2001 at 04:48:42PM +0200, Klaus Naumann wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > also with these binutils I still have a problem when compiling mozilla.
> > Maybe you know what the issue is ...
> > 
> > make[2]: Entering directory `/mnt/build/mozilla/mozilla/content/build'
> > rm -f libgkcontent.so
> > c++ -I/usr/X11R6/include -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions -Wall -Wconversion
> > -Wpointer-arith -Wbad-function-cast -Wcast-align -Woverloaded-virtual
> > -Wsynth -pedantic -Wno-long-long -pthread  -DNDEBUG -DTRIMMED -Wa,-xgot
> > -shared -Wl,-h -Wl,libgkcontent.so -o libgkcontent.so  nsContentDLF.o
> > nsContentModule.o nsContentHTTPStartup.o    -Wl,--whole-archive
> > ../../dist/lib/libgkconevents_s.a ../../dist/lib/libgkconhtmlcon_s.a
> > ../../dist/lib/libgkconhtmldoc_s.a ../../dist/lib/libgkconhtmlstyle_s.a
> > ../../dist/lib/libgkconxmlcon_s.a ../../dist/lib/libgkconxmldoc_s.a
> > ../../dist/lib/libgkconxsldoc_s.a ../../dist/lib/libgkconxulcon_s.a
> > ../../dist/lib/libgkconxuldoc_s.a ../../dist/lib/libgkconxultmpl_s.a
> > ../../dist/lib/libgkconxbl_s.a ../../dist/lib/libgkconbase_s.a
> > ../../dist/lib/libgkconshared_s.a  -Wl,--no-whole-archive -L../../dist/bin
> > -lgkgfx -L../../dist/bin -lxpcom -L../../dist/bin
> > -L/mnt/build/mozilla/mozilla/dist/lib -lplds4 -lplc4 -lnspr4 -lpthread
> > -ldl -lc  -L../../dist/bin -lmozjs
> > -Wl,--version-script,../../build/unix/gnu-ld-scripts/components-version-script
> > -ldl -lm  -lc
> 
> It is a known problem if
> 
> 1. You don't compile shared libraries with -fpic/-fPIC.
> 2. Even if you do, you may overflow GOT table.

Well, even adding -fpic doesn't help a whole lot.
What is a GOT table ? And do you see any fix for the problem ?


        Thanks, Klaus



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