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RS6000: Missing EABI symbols at link time

Hi Geoff, Hi David,

  I recently found that a gcc toolchain targeted at "powerpc-eabi"
  and built using today's gcc and binutils sources will fail to
  configure when building the libstdc++-v3 library.  The failure
  reported in the config.log file is:

     .../gcc/libgcc.a(eabi.o): In function `__eabi':
     .../powerpc-eabi/gcc/eabi.S:232: undefined reference to `__init'
     .../gcc/libgcc.a(eabi.o): undefined reference to `__SDATA_START__'
     .../gcc/libgcc.a(eabi.o): undefined reference to `__SBSS_END__'

  I think that I have tracked this down to the fact that the startfile
  and endfile specs for this particular toolchain do not include the
  ecrti.o and ecrtn.o files respectively.  The target uses the
  t-ppccomm makefile fragment which defines LIB2FUNCS_STATIC_EXTRA as
  eabi.S.  This file contains the unresolved references to the above
  symbols.  They are supposed to be provided by the ecrti.o and
  ecrtn.o files that are created as part of the EXTRA_MULTILIB_PARTS,
  but these files are never included on the linker command line
  because they are not mentioned in the startfile and endfile specs.

  The attached patch resolves this problem by providing definitions of
  these files.  The patch works for the powerpc-eabi target, allowing
  libstdc++-v3 to be configured and built, but I am not familiar
  enough with other powerpc targets to know whether the patch might
  adversely affect them.  What do you think ?


2006-02-01  Nick Clifton  <>

	* config/rs6000/eabi.h (STARTFILE_DEFAULT_SPEC): Define
	to include ecrti.o.
        (ENDFILE_DEFAULT_SPEC): Define to include ecrtn.o.

Index: gcc/config/rs6000/eabi.h
--- gcc/config/rs6000/eabi.h	(revision 110467)
+++ gcc/config/rs6000/eabi.h	(working copy)
@@ -59,3 +59,9 @@
 #define TARGET_FPRS (rs6000_float_gprs == 0)
 #define TARGET_E500_SINGLE (TARGET_HARD_FLOAT && rs6000_float_gprs == 1)
 #define TARGET_E500_DOUBLE (TARGET_HARD_FLOAT && rs6000_float_gprs == 2)
+#define STARTFILE_DEFAULT_SPEC "ecrti.o%s"
+#define ENDFILE_DEFAULT_SPEC "ecrtn.o%s"

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