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Re: [PATCH, rs6000] fix visibility problems for out-of-line prologues/epilogues

On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 01:07:07PM -0700, Nathan Froyd wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 09:53:55PM +0200, Jakub Jelinek wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 07, 2008 at 10:45:17AM -0700, Nathan Froyd wrote:
> > > The patch below solves a problem related to the visibility of the
> > > out-of-line prologue/epilogue functions.  These functions are called by
> > > the compiler at -Os; since they have non-standard calling conventions,
> > > they are placed into static libgcc.a.  However, they have default
> > > visibility on ELF systems, which leads to the following failure mode:
> > 
> > Many eons ago gas didn't support .hidden, do we still support such old
> > binutils and if yes, shouldn't you add .hidden only if HAVE_GAS_HIDDEN
> > is defined?
> SH and Xtensa, at least, use .hidden unguarded by #if in some
> configurations.  So I suppose it's David's call as to whether he wants
> to continue support for old (non-.hidden) binutils in the rs6000
> backend.  David?

In the Xtensa case that's understandable, as xtensa support has been added
to binutils more than 3 years after .hidden support (the latter 2000-01-03,
the former 2003-04-01).


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