[LLVMdev] Win32 COFF Support patch 5 (the final patch in the saga!)

Daniel Dunbar daniel at zuster.org
Fri Jul 30 21:37:02 PDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 7:54 PM, Michael Spencer <bigcheesegs at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Daniel Dunbar <daniel at zuster.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 11:05 AM, Michael Spencer <bigcheesegs at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I tried setting these to false, but the resulting executable (made
>>> with link.exe) crashed. I looked at the differences in the object
>>> file, but couldn't figure out what was causing it. I'm guessing
>>> there's a bug in the path when these are false.
>>> Now that I know what these flags do, I'll try and figure out exactly
>>> what the problem is.
>> If I had to guess, this is probably because the assembler isn't
>> relaxing something that should be. Scattered symbols will hide this,
>> because they will force most things to be relaxed, but I think we
>> probably need a new bit to model the actual semantics in play. I've
>> paged this stuff out, but I think the semantics the current
>> implementation isn't modeling is the possible relocation of static
>> symbols.
>> If you try your example without the scattered symbols bit, but with
>> -mc-relax-all, does the resulting binary work?
>>  - Daniel
> Can't do that with llc, but I'll just go change the code to force that
> option in MC for this test.

Err, I think it would be better to keep ScatteredSymbols=true than do
that. At least that is more likely to generate correct code. Adding a
FIXME above it is a fine start.

> Should the mc options be added to llc?

Sure, if you like.

 - Daniel

> - Michael Spencer

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