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[Gcl-devel] Re: relocation overflow

From: Michel Dänzer
Subject: [Gcl-devel] Re: relocation overflow
Date: 21 Nov 2002 15:56:48 +0100

On Mit, 2002-11-20 at 04:26, Camm Maguire wrote: 
> Greetings!  On ppc, GCL loads binary object modules at specific
> address in its lisp core, relocating them via a call to
> bfd_get_relocated_section_contents.  This works in general, but in
> certain cases of many such loadings and a large base executable, the
> routine reports that function symbols in the module overflow on
> attempted relocation.  I thought this was a TOC issue, and could be
> addressed via -mminimal-toc, but no dice.  All tests thus far with gcc
> 2.95, but I'm inclined to think that 3.2 will be the same.  
> Does this problem ring a bell (and hopefully a solution) with anyone?

Just a guess: maybe some code needs to be built with -fPIC?

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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