[PATCH] dwarf2out: Fix -gsplit-dwarf on riscv [PR103874]

Jakub Jelinek jakub@redhat.com
Thu Jan 20 21:20:34 GMT 2022

On Thu, Jan 20, 2022 at 01:13:45PM -0800, Palmer Dabbelt wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Jan 2022 02:45:53 PST (-0800), gcc-patches@gcc.gnu.org wrote:
> > riscv*-*-* are the only modern targets that !HAVE_AS_LEB128 (apparently
> > due to some aggressive linker optimizations).
> I don't really understand the rest of this, but we do have a subset of
> LEB128 (constant expressions only).  I'm not sure exactly what the
> requirements are here, but one could imagine extending our assembler support
> to cover them -- we might never have full support for LEB128 expressions
> (because of linker relaxation), but we might be able to make more stuff
> work.
> I'm not sure if that helps or hurts, though, as we'll still be a special
> case.

HAVE_AS_LEB128 really needs to be able to handle both constants and
difference of two labels in the same section.
Most targets resolve something like that in the assembler as constant which
they encode into sleb128 or uleb128 and put into the section that uses
those directives (typically debugging sections).
If a target performs aggressive linker relaxation, then probably some
relocation would need to be added (but one that can encode the two symbols
for the difference, so perhaps two relocations that must be consecutive or
something similar) and resolve that by the linker.  Though, that would mean
that even in the debugging section offsets wouldn't be fixed during


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