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Re: current binutils trunk failures on cygwin
On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 01:16:21PM +0100, Nick Clifton wrote:
> Hi H.J.
> >>>FAIL: copy with seting section flags 2
> >objcopy --set-section-flags .text=alloc,data
> >doesn't work on COFF. Someone needs to fix it or I can make it ELF
> It does work with COFF targets (eg alpha-linuxecoff). The problem is PE
> based targets where there is code to ensure that certain named sections
> (eg .text) are given specific section flags. This is in order to comply
> with the PE spec, so really this is not a bug, but a feature.
> So I am going to apply the attached patch to resolve this problem by
> changing the name of the section involved from .text to foo. Actually
> it does not resolve the problem for AOUT based targets since they do not
> support arbitrarily named sections, so the test is just marked as
> unsupported for them. But I think that skipping AOUT targets is better
> than skipping PE targets.
I chose .text on purpose since we didn't say --set-section-flags
doesn't work on certain sections. copy-1.d already has a non-standard
section. I would prefer to add a new test and make copy-2.d ELF only.