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RE: [PATCH] MIPS support for --hash-style=gnu

I did make a couple of abortive attempts to think of ways to do that,
but in the end I failed.  The chief difficulty seems to me (perhaps
entirely incorrectly) that any change in the order of the GOT entries
would require a related change to all references to them from the 
.text and/or relocations.  (I was really trying to avoid fiddling with
that since I was already in over my head trying to grok BFD, 
multi-got, mxgot, etc.... ) Is there some provably correct way to go
about back-patching the new GOT entry numbers into the .text?
(For obvious reasons, I /really/ want to avoid also needing any
changes in all possible upstream code generators e.g. gcc, gas,
clang etc.)

I would be more than happy to hear that I am completely mistaken,
though!  I knew next to nothing about any of this before I started
and wouldn't pretend to claim to know much more about it now....


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rafael EspÃndola []
> Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2015 12:14 PM
> To: Neil Schellenberger (neschell) <>
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: [PATCH] MIPS support for --hash-style=gnu
> Wouldn't it be possible to sort the got entries so that the symbols
> end up in the same order as the gnu hash table?
> Cheers,
> Rafael

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