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gold linker support for shared libraries on powerpc
- From: Hamish Macdonald <Hamish dot Macdonald at alcatel-lucent dot com>
- To: <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 16:49:52 -0500
- Subject: gold linker support for shared libraries on powerpc
I haven't been able to determine definitively if there is support in the
"gold" linker for generating shared libraries for powerpc (cross-linked
My experiments seem to show that it cannot be done. The gold linker
complains about a relocation in my crti.o file (of type R_PPC_LOCAL24PC):
.../target/usr/lib/crti.o: requires unsupported dynamic reloc;
recompile with -fPIC
In addition, gold complains about about a R_POWERPC_REL32 relocation in
my single (test) object file (which was compiled with -fPIC):
error: shared.o: unsupported reloc 26 against global symbol
Granted, the compile is quite old (gcc 3.4.3). The crti.o file comes
from a Montavista embedded Linux distribution.
The GNU ld which came with the compiler toolchain has no problems
creating a shared library with the identical inputs.
So, is "gold" supposed to be able to create powerpc shared libraries?