[klibc] [PATCH] do not use -R on ppc to link shared objects

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Nov 27 09:19:04 PST 2003

Olaf Hering wrote:
> I talked to Alan Modra and he said -R is wrong. the current result is a
> 'cant read symbols' if -R is specified.

Did he motivate why -R is wrong, or was he under the incorrect 
assumption that klibc.so is an ELF shared library (it's not, it's a 
straight-up ELF binary)?

-R is documented as:

        -R filename
            Read  symbol  names  and  their addresses from filename, but
	   do not relocate it or include it in the output.
            This allows your output file to refer symbolically to
            absolute locations of memory defined in other programs.
            You may use this option more than once.

This is *exactly* what klibc needs, so unless someone can explain *why* 
this is wrong I suspect that they haven't understood the problem...


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