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Re: RFC: Mark a section to be discarded for DSO and executable
- From: Rod Evans <Rod dot Evans at sun dot com>
- To: generic-abi at googlegroups dot com
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, binutils at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Tue, 09 Jan 2007 14:58:31 -0800
- Subject: Re: RFC: Mark a section to be discarded for DSO and executable
- References: <C56DB814FAA30B418C75310AC4BB279D012932C7@scsmsx413.amr.corp.intel.com>
- Reply-to: Rod dot Evans at sun dot com
Lu, Hongjiu wrote:
It looks like SHF_EXCLUDE is exactly what I am looking for. How useful
is it in your experiences?
As far as I can tell, this was introduced with the SYSTEM V APPLICATION
BINARY INTERFACE for the PowerPC Processor Supplement back in
September 1995 :-)
Then the Fortran folks got a hold of it for adding some specific sections
that they didn't want added to the final output file.
Whether it's being used today by any of our compiler components I don't
know. I'll put some feelers out.