On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 3:47 PM Alexandre Oliva <ol...@adacore.com> wrote: > > On Aug 15, 2019, Uros Bizjak <ubiz...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > The immediate of lea is limited to +-2GB > > ... and we're talking about a code offset within a tiny translation > unit, with both reference and referenced address within the same > section. It would be very surprising if the offset got up to 2KB, let > alone 2GB ;-) > > The reason the testcase even mentions absolute addresses AFAICT is not > that it wishes to use them, it's that there's no portable way to use > PC-relative addresses on IA-32 (*), so the test gives up on platforms > that mandate PIC and goes with absolute addressing there. I'm pretty > sure if it had a choice it would happily use PC-relative addressing, > even with a reasonably short range, if that was readily available... > > (*) Something like 'call 1f; 1: popl %0; leal $foo-1b(%0), %0' is the > closest to widely available I'm aware of, but the '1f/1b' notation is > only available with GNU as AFAIK.
Well, OK ... let's go ahead with your patch then. Thanks, Uros.