Re: heads up: apparent GAS bug in current (CVS) binutils

From: David Mosberger <>
Date: 2005-05-14 06:59:06
>>>>> On Fri, 13 May 2005 13:50:04 -0700, "H. J. Lu" <> said:

  HJ> On Fri, May 13, 2005 at 01:34:10PM -0700, David Mosberger wrote:
  >> >>>>> On Fri, 13 May 2005 10:32:19 -0700, "Lu, Hongjiu"
  >> <> said:

  HJ> I tried binutils 20040927 and got the same
  HJ> result. What is the version of assembler which you think is
  HJ> good?
  >>  The standard Debian/sarge as seems fine:

  >> $ as -v GNU assembler version 2.15 (ia64-linux) using BFD version
  >> 2.15

  HJ> As I have mentioned before, it is an IPF specific kernel issue.
  HJ> Basically, when you use weak functions, unwind info may be
  HJ> wrong.  I am enclosing an updated kernel patch.

I agree that this is weird code that needs to be fixed, preferably by
not using weak functions at all (as Andreas suggested).

However, there still seems to be a binutils issues here: if this is
something binutils cannot properly support, it should issue an error,
not silently generate wrong code, no?

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Received on Fri May 13 17:02:26 2005

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