[PATCH] -fpic problems on PPC, a different approach

Richard Henderson rth@cygnus.com
Tue Jun 8 00:52:00 GMT 1999

On Mon, Jun 07, 1999 at 07:26:50PM -0600, Jeffrey A Law wrote:
> Keep track of whether or not you ever reference the pic register.  If you
> do, then you'll need to load it up at appropriate times.  Else you ignore
> it completely.

You don't actually have to explicitly track this.  Since there
are no hidden uses of the pic register in the ppc port, you can
simply check regs_ever_live[PIC_OFFSET_TABLE_REGNUM] when you
generate the function's prologue.

Ignore FINALIZE_PIC -- it is a red herring.

Remove all references to GOT_TOC_REGNUM.  Don't ever write to
pic_offset_table_rtx; don't save and restore it in

The movsi_got patterns can be streamlined; movsi_got_internal_mem
can go away entirely.


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