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Re: xtensa-fsf-ld: dangerous relocation: call8: call target out of range

Hi Max

This brings up the following questions:
- is it still worth to debug the issue with the recent binutils +
older FSF overlay?

Err, is that possible ? I thought that the "FSF overlay" was the stock set of Tensilica specific *.c/*.h files distributed with a binutils release. If so then if you are using a "recent binutils" then you surely would be using the "FSF overlay" that comes with these sources, not an older one, right ?

(seems like the answer is "yes", because relaxation logic does not
 belong to overlay)

Well the relaxation performed by the linker is xtensa specific, so maybe one or more of the overlay files do influence the behaviour of the relaxation process. (Possibly via the presence or absence of a #define ?)

- how comes that FSF overlay has different features in different
- binutils releases?

I presume that this is because of bug fixing.

My current feeling is: If the problem is fixed in the current release, but broken in an older release, then do not worry about fixing the older release. Add a requirement to the kernel build to use binutils of at least the current version and go on to fix the next bug. :-)


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