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[Bug ld/14052] binutils breaks 3.3.x kernel on i686

From: hjl.tools at gmail dot com
Subject: [Bug ld/14052] binutils breaks 3.3.x kernel on i686
Date: Thu, 03 May 2012 13:47:35 +0000


--- Comment #11 from H.J. Lu <hjl.tools at gmail dot com> 2012-05-03 13:47:35 
UTC ---
(In reply to comment #10)
> HJ, you no doubt saw my attempt at trying to interpret the ELF spec to
> rationalize GNU ld generation of SHN_ABS symbols.  Cary demolished my 
> argument.
>  So for one, my claim that there might be a bug in the kernel loaders in their
> treatment of SHN_ABS symbols is rubbish.  Also, it means that the pr13621 
> patch
> should be completely reverted, because that patch made GNU ld create SHN_ABS
> symbols from non-SHN_ABS input symbols.  Your patch prevents some specific
> cases of wrong SHN_ABS symbols, but we should be getting rid of all of them.

Let's revert the whole PR 13621 patch.  Thanks.

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