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[Bug ld/12565] NOLOAD sections empty

From: davem at devkitpro dot org
Subject: [Bug ld/12565] NOLOAD sections empty
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:37:20 +0000


--- Comment #8 from davem at devkitpro dot org 2011-06-30 15:36:49 UTC ---
On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 3:37 PM, Nick Clifton <address@hidden> wrote:

> Hi H.J., Hi Alan,
> I have been looking at PR 12565, and I have to say that I do not understand
> the linker's behaviour for NOLOAD sections on ELF based targets.  What is
> the point of having a section that cannot be loaded and that does not have
> any contents ?
> Also, as far as I can see, this behaviour is not documented anywhere. Do
> you know of any applications that rely upon this feature ?

I thought it was for bss segments.

I've been using that flag to allow me to overly bss sections on top of other
sections that are copied to other memory locations at runtime. If I didn't
use NOLOAD then the linker would complain about overlapping sections.



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