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Re: POWER PC-relative addressing and new text relocations

On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 11:14:12AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Alan Modra:
> > On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 10:37:29AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> >> * Alan Modra:
> >> 
> >> > On Mon, Sep 23, 2019 at 09:42:52AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> >> > We've been discussing this inside IBM too.  The conclusion is that
> >> > only one of the new relocs makes any possible sense as a dynamic
> >> > reloc, R_PPC64_TPREL34, and that one only if you allow
> >> > -ftls-model=local-exec when building shared libraries and accept that
> >> > DF_STATIC_TLS shared libraries that can't be dlopen'd are OK.
> >> 
> >> Is this still a text relocation?
> >
> > Yes.  I should have mentioned that too.
> Yuck.  Is this *really* necessary?

The idea was to allow lusers to do the same as they can on other
architectures, to minimise the number of bug reports saying "but I can
do this on x86".

Hmm, I just checked.
$ gcc -shared -fPIC -ftls-model=local-exec -o ~/src/tmp/thread.c
/usr/bin/ld: /tmp/ccoXMrxD.o: relocation R_X86_64_TPOFF32 against symbol `p' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC

So I'm not fussed if we drop the idea of supporting R_PPC64_TPREL34 as
a dynamic reloc.

Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM

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