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[Gcl-devel] Re: bfd_get_relocated_section_contents on hppa and ia64

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: [Gcl-devel] Re: bfd_get_relocated_section_contents on hppa and ia64
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 12:10:46 -0400
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Nick Clifton <address@hidden> writes:

>> On ia64, hppa, the relocation algorithm terminates in the error shown,
>> which I will try to detail on bugzilla.  I don't believe this is a
>> programming error, rather this routine was never written for these
>> cpu's because it is never used by the linker.  This is my
>> understanding only.
> Fair enough.  By the way are you aware that the readelf program has
> its own relocation processing code which is a lot simpler and might be
> more suitable for your application ?  (Currently this code is not
> exported in a library but that could be changed).

Had a look and it appears very clean.  To your knowledge, are there
any current platforms supporting open source software besides Windows
and Mac OSX which *do not* use elf?  I think the former is coff, but
in any case we have a "roll your own" reloc solution there.  Also some
darwin specific bfd modification code I mentioned earlier for Mac
OSX.  But it would appear the the many other non-elf bfd-supported
target formats are defacto legacy at present.  True?

Take care,

> Cheers
>   Nick

Camm Maguire                                        address@hidden
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