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Re: Avoid 64-bit Solaris/SPARC -gstabs link failures (PR ld/12152)
Eric Botcazou <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> 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.
Sorry, I looked at the code again and I missed that it actually tests
the section name. That is really ugly. Never mind.