[llvm-dev] LLVM Weekly - #137, Aug 15th 2016

Amit Levy via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sat Sep 3 16:03:16 PDT 2016

> * The ARM backend supports two new relocation models, read-only position
> independence (ROPI) and read-write position independence (RWPI). In 
> ROPI, code
> and read-only data sections are accessed PC-relative. In RWPI, 
> read-write data
> is accessed relative to r9. These can be used individually or together 
> and are
> designed to avoid the need for a dynamic linker on small systems.
> [r278015](http://reviews.llvm.org/rL278015).
This is awesome! Thanks, Oliver, for pushing this through. Those of us 
building embedded systems in Rust have been hoping for this to make it 
into LLVM.

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