Bug 1275709 - ppc64 ld cannot link ppc64le objects
ppc64 ld cannot link ppc64le objects
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: binutils (Show other bugs)
ppc64 Linux
unspecified Severity low
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Assigned To: Nick Clifton
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-10-27 10:30 EDT by Laurent Vivier
Modified: 2016-07-19 16:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-07-19 16:15:10 EDT
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Add ppc64le target for ld in .specs (353 bytes, patch)
2015-10-27 10:30 EDT, Laurent Vivier
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Description Laurent Vivier 2015-10-27 10:30:13 EDT
Created attachment 1086859 [details]
Add ppc64le target for ld in .specs

Description of problem:

ld cannot manages ppc64le objects.

$ ld -V
GNU ld version 2.25-9.fc22
  Supported emulations:

As 'as', 'gdb' and 'gcc' are able to manage little-endian code, ld is the only missing part to build/debug a ppc64le kernel on a ppc64 host.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

$ ld -v
GNU ld version 2.25-9.fc22

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. vi le.c
static const int a = 0x12345678;

void _start(void)
2. gcc -g -nostdlib -mlittle-endian -m64 -c -o le.o le.c
3. ld -melf64lppc -o le le.o

Actual results:

ld: unrecognised emulation mode: elf64lppc
Supported emulations: elf64ppc elf32ppc elf32ppclinux elf32ppcsim elf32_spu

Expected results:

$ gcc -g -nostdlib -mlittle-endian -m64 -c -o le.o le.c
$ file le.o
le.o: ELF 64-bit LSB relocatable, 64-bit PowerPC or cisco 7500, version 1 (SYSV), not stripped
$ ld -melf64lppc -o le le.o
$ file le
le: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, 64-bit PowerPC or cisco 7500, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked, not stripped
$ gdb le
GNU gdb (GDB) Fedora 7.9.1-19.fc22
(gdb) x/4xb &a
0x10000110 <a>:	0x78	0x56	0x34	0x12

On big endian we have here:

(gdb) x/4xb &a
0x10000110 <a>:	0x12	0x34	0x56	0x78

Additional info:
Comment 1 Nick Clifton 2015-10-28 08:37:08 EDT
Hi Laurent,

  Thanks for the bug report and patch.  I have now applied the patch to the rawhide binutils, so if you try out  binutils-2.25.1-8.fc24  you should find that it works.

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