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Re: MIPS GOT overflow in gcc 3.2.

To: Greg Lindahl <lindahl@keyresearch.com>
Subject: Re: MIPS GOT overflow in gcc 3.2.
From: "H. J. Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 11:55:25 -0700
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20020702114843.B1896@wumpus.internal.keyresearch.com>; from lindahl@keyresearch.com on Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 11:48:43AM -0700
References: <20020701184640.A2043@lucon.org> <1025575632.30577.64.camel@ghostwheel.cygnus.com> <1025579401.1785.0.camel@ghostwheel.cygnus.com> <20020702114843.B1896@wumpus.internal.keyresearch.com>
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On Tue, Jul 02, 2002 at 11:48:43AM -0700, Greg Lindahl wrote:
> > 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.

FYI, it is -Wa,-xgot, not -fPIC. multigot may be better. But it is not
supported on mips. Until someone adds it, it is not an option.


H.J.


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