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Re: MIPS GOT overflow in gcc 3.2.

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Subject: Re: MIPS GOT overflow in gcc 3.2.
From: Greg Lindahl <lindahl@keyresearch.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 11:48:43 -0700
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> AFAIK it happens to mozilla as well.

On AlphaLinux, we eventually acquired multigot. Many large apps were
tripping on this problem; many big C++ programs essentially use
whole-program compilation, and many HPC codes link a bazillion large
libraries. I don't understand if -fpic or -fPIC are as good of a
solution as multigot.

greg


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