Kevin Ryde user42 at
Tue Apr 27 23:13:09 CEST 2004

Torbjorn Granlund <tg at> writes:
> Rejecting the assembler from binutils 2.12.1 (and probably many
> other versions with the same bug) would be very broad.


> Perhaps
> one could hope for the best and reject the compiler when it + the
> assembler generates the critical object code.

Past gcc never used anything but ebx for the GOT, so never tickled
this bug/misfeature of gas, as far as I know.  Perhaps it still uses
ebx exclusively unless the optimization is high enough.  Do you know
if that's the case?

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