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From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
Subject: Re: BUG in binutils-2.9.1/ld on m88k-motorola-sysv3
Date: Tue, 07 Jul 1998 08:27:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <13729.64373.444444.251863@slsvhmt>

   Date: Tue,  7 Jul 1998 12:59:39 +0200 (MET DST)
   From: Manfred Hollstein <>

   Given this small C source

   /* foo.c */
   extern char global_var;
   main () { global_var = 1; }
   /* EOF */

   should result in an executable with undefined symbols, shouldn't it?


   As you can see, "global_var" is still undefined. This problem isn't
   new, I can easily reproduce it with binutils-2.7 - funnily, we've been 
   using this linker already without problems for many million lines of
   C/C++ code :-?

Judging by the howto fields in coff-m88k.c, all m88k relocs are
handled by the function m88k_special_reloc in that file.  That
function does not seem to check for undefined symbols when handling
the R_HVRT16 and R_LVRT16 reloc types.  Since it returns bfd_reloc_ok
for those types, no further checking will be done.  It should return
bfd_reloc_undefined instead for an undefined symbol.  See


  reply	other threads:[~1998-07-07  8:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
1998-07-07  4:14 Manfred Hollstein
1998-07-07  8:27 ` Ian Lance Taylor [this message]
1998-07-08  0:27   ` Manfred Hollstein

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