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HI16 / LO16 relocations.

To: Mark Mitchell <>,,,,
Subject: HI16 / LO16 relocations.
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1999 00:09:08 +0200
Mark, for now I'm just posting this in the hope it may ring a bell.
It seems like HI16 / LO16 relocation pairs are not handled correctly
This may result in ``la $reg, symbol'' ending up after the final link
as ``la $reg, symbol + 0x10000''.

I'll try to come up with a resonably small example tomorrow; right now
I've just discovered this problem and can only show the problem in
the diffs of disassembler listings between the two builds of a Linux
kernel with binutils 2.8.1 and cvs-binutils.


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