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Re: [Patch]: Fix ld pr11138 FAILures on mips*.

To: David Daney <david.daney@cavium.com>, binutils <binutils@sourceware.org>, linux-mips <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>, Manuel Lauss <manuel.lauss@googlemail.com>, Debian MIPS <debian-mips@lists.debian.org>, rdsandiford@googlemail.com
Subject: Re: [Patch]: Fix ld pr11138 FAILures on mips*.
From: Alan Modra <amodra@gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:37:21 +1030
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On Tue, Dec 06, 2011 at 09:16:22PM +0000, Richard Sandiford wrote:
> Showing my ignorance here, but is that the usual behaviour for this kind
> of thing?  I wouldn't have expected versions to apply to internally-created
> symbols.

Normally this sort of symbol isn't dynamic, at least nowadays.
Earlier versions of GNU ld made many symbols like
_GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_ dynamic unnecessarily, so it might be just a
case of old mips code following even older practice.

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Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM

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