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Re: [BUG?] GCC 4.5.2 produces deprecated ARM relocation
- From: Ben Gamari <bgamari dot foss at gmail dot com>
- To: "gcc\ at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Cc: Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com>, Richard Earnshaw <rearnsha at arm dot com>
- Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:49:59 -0400
- Subject: Re: [BUG?] GCC 4.5.2 produces deprecated ARM relocation
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <4EA57E62.email@example.com>
On Mon, 24 Oct 2011 16:04:02 +0100, Nick Clifton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> > To my
> > surprise, I found that the compiler instead produced the deprecated
> > R_ARM_PLT32 relocation. Considering the deprecated state of this
> > relocation type, should this be considered a bug?
> > Being a linker
> > implementer, I for one would greatly appreciate it if GCC tried to only
> > use non-deprecated relocation types.
> And so you will need to repost this bug report to the gcc bug mailing
> list, since it is gcc's fault...
> What is happening is that GCC is producing this assembler output for the
> call to hi():
> bl hi(PLT)
> The presence of the "(PLT)" instructs GAS to produce the deprecated
> ARM_PLT32 reloc. (See the ARM specific portion of the GAS documentation
> for a mention of this).
> GCC is adding this suffix because the -fPIC flag enables NEED_PLT_RELOC
> (see gcc/config/arm/elf.h). Why elf.h is doing this I am not sure -
> backwards compatibility maybe ? Anyway it is GCC that needs fixing, not