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Re: Avoid 64-bit Solaris/SPARC -gstabs link failures (PR ld/12152)
> I'm just suggesting that we should not ignore a relocation overflow
> simply so that a test for 64-bit STABS will pass rather than fail. As
> far as I can see, ignoring a relocation overflow could lead to silently
> generating an invalid program. It does not seem like a good choice to
> introduce the possibility of silently generating an invalid program in
> order to let a test pass, particularly so given that the test is for a
> feature that doesn't work anyhow.
But this choice was made more than a decade ago (not by me). What's the point
in reversing it in 2012, where nobody should be caring about STABS for long?
SPARC or Solaris guys have other things to do than dealing with gratuitous
incompatible changes. And the program is not invalid, just the debug info.