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Re: IA64 ELF relocation identifiers

From: Marcel Moolenaar
Subject: Re: IA64 ELF relocation identifiers
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 12:06:37 -0800
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On Wed, Dec 10, 2003 at 11:28:16AM -0800, Jim Wilson wrote:
> I am willing to change binutils if there is some consensus that this
> should be fixed.

FWIW: FreeBSD has the same "broken" defines (I think we got them from
Linux in the first place :-)

There's a long term value for ia64 if we all agree on the ABI. I'm
in favour of the change.

> Since we are only changing macro names, this should
> not have any ABI effects.  The only thing that should change is objdump
> output, and that shouldn't be a critical problem for anyone.

It may cause compilation failures. Previously ported applications may
need to be changed again, with a loss of backward compatibility. This
probably is the small price we have to pay. I expect that the amount
of breakage is minimal though.

> I believe that changing binutils does not directly affect glibc or the
> linux kernel, as they all have their own header files that define
> relocs.  Still, I don't think that changing one makes sense unless we
> are changing all of them.


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