4.10 ld and SPU ELF Support
- This option marks an executable as a PIC plugin module.
- Normally, ld recognizes calls to functions within overlay
regions, and redirects such calls to an overlay manager via a stub.
ld also provides a built-in overlay manager. This option
turns off all this special overlay handling.
- This option causes ld to label overlay stubs with a local
symbol that encodes the stub type and destination.
- This option causes ld to add overlay call stubs on all
function calls out of overlay regions. Normally stubs are not added
on calls to non-overlay regions.
- ld usually checks that a final executable for SPU fits in
the address range 0 to 256k. This option may be used to change the
range. Disable the check entirely with --local-store=0:0.
- SPU local store space is limited. Over-allocation of stack space
unnecessarily limits space available for code and data, while
under-allocation results in runtime failures. If given this option,
ld will provide an estimate of maximum stack usage.
ld does this by examining symbols in code sections to
determine the extents of functions, and looking at function prologues
for stack adjusting instructions. A call-graph is created by looking
for relocations on branch instructions. The graph is then searched
for the maximum stack usage path. Note that this analysis does not
find calls made via function pointers, and does not handle recursion
and other cycles in the call graph. Stack usage may be
under-estimated if your code makes such calls. Also, stack usage for
dynamic allocation, e.g. alloca, will not be detected. If a link map
is requested, detailed information about each function's stack usage
and calls will be given.
- This option, if given along with --stack-analysis will result
in ld emitting stack sizing symbols for each function.
These take the form
__stack_<function_name> for global
__stack_<number>_<function_name> for static
<number> is the section id in hex. The value of
such symbols is the stack requirement for the corresponding function.
The symbol size will be zero, type
STB_LOCAL, and section