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Re: [RFC PATCH 04/11] MIPS/BFD: Fold the handling of input MIPS ABI flags together

"Maciej W. Rozycki" <> writes:
> Fold the handling of input MIPS ABI flags in private BFD data merging 
> together, moving the attribute check afterwards, and consequently making 
> input vs output compatibility checks only start once all input ABI flag 
> data has been gathered, checked for inconsistencies and put in order.
> Consequently also address the issue of input ABI flag inconsistencies 
> being masked by a failing attribute check, which currently makes 
> `_bfd_mips_elf_merge_private_bfd_data' exit prematurely and therefore 
> prevent input ABI flag inconsistencies from being reported.  Such 
> inconsistencies need to be reported as they may be the very cause of an 
> attribute check failure.

Took me a while to realise that this was because the diagnostic reported
by mips_elf_merge_obj_attributes doesn't say anything about attributes.
That seems like the correct choice, but if it had mentioned attributes,
there's an argument that it would be reporting the real problem and that
the warning would simply be another manifestation of the same thing
(and so maybe just noise).  But it doesn't, so...

OK independently of the rest, thanks.


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