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Ping [Patch 0/5] Support ld for ia64 VMS
- From: Tristan Gingold <gingold at adacore dot com>
- To: binutils Development <binutils at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 15:54:22 +0200
- Subject: Ping [Patch 0/5] Support ld for ia64 VMS
- References: <4AF8B215-7277-48D2-9476-82E4F2746404@adacore.com>
Ping for this patch set.
On Mar 19, 2012, at 11:57 AM, Tristan Gingold wrote:
> this is a set of patches to support ld for ia64/VMS. We have that in our tree for a couple of years, so I think it'd time to submit it.
> This target is somewhat special because although it uses the ELF format, it has its own shared libraries: basically vector based (not unlike SVR3), relocatable, no symbol preemption, no .dynsym… There are also some minor weirdness (such as several entry points).
> I tried to add VMS linker support in elfnn-ia64.c, but this turns out to be unreadable and difficult to maintain, as there are many details that differ between VMS and ELF. So finally I decided to create a new file, elf64-ia64-vms.c. Most of the common code is already in elfxx-ia64.c, there are still much code that look the same between elfnn-ia64.c and elf64-ia64-vms.c, but differ in the details.
> It wasn't an easy decision, but in the final I think this is the most maintainable way: there is almost no risk to break ia64 ELF when ia64 VMS is modified (and vice-versa).
> The remaining of the patches is business as usual. The patches will be sent separately.
> Comments are welcome.
> Tristan Gingold.