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Re: [patch i386 windows]: Fix weak-symbol support for 64-bit windows target

2010/11/4 Kai Tietz <>:
> wrote on 04.11.2010 17:25:29:
>> On 11/04/2010 07:29 AM, Kai Tietz wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > This patch fixes the handling of weak symbols for 64-bit windows
>> > pe-coff target and providing same feature as for 32-bit pe-coff
>> > windows targets. As this target has set
>> > the pic-flag, but pe-coff doesn't support GOT table, some trickery was
>> > necessary to avoid the emitting
>> > of GOT table dereferencing for this target.
>> I think you'd better explain how weak symbols work for x64-pe.
>> At minimum abusing the name GOTPCREL and failing to de-reference
>> suggests that you should be abusing a different name that's more
>> suggestive of the actual operation.
>> r~
> Weak symbols for pe-coff targets are just present withing one image. The
> linker handles here the symbol replacement. In fact a weak symbol is for
> pe-coff more like an alias, but one which can be replaced by a non-weak
> symbol. As pe-coff isn't able to provide weaks over image base (an pe-coff
> image is always finally linked and neither function override, nor
> undefined symbols can be present), there is no need of a GOT table.
> Is this description exact enough?
> Regards,
> ?i.A. Kai Tietz
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Here is the updated patch for x64 weak symbols (for static libraries).
Prior patch misused the UNSPEC_GOTPCREL for expressing a pc-relative
only. I added for this to the new UNSPEC_PCREL and added
necessary checks to i386.c for handling new pic_address more correct.

Tested for x86_64-w64-mingw32. Ok for apply?


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