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

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I am not sure I follow. In each .o file the text sections have
relocations to the got entries, not indexes, no?

Cheers, Rafael

On 5 November 2015 at 13:27, Neil Schellenberger (neschell)
<> wrote:
> 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....
> Regards,
> Neil
>> -----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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