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PR24015, glibc-2.28 on little-endian mips32 broken


Commit 2bf2bf23da exposed a bug on targets that create common sections
other than the standard ELF SHN_COMMON.  If these are output by ld -r,
then their type becomes SHT_PROGBITS unless the target handles them
specially (eg. by elf_backend_special_sections), and if they are
merged into .bss/.sbss by ld -r then that section becomes SHT_PROGBITS.

Worse, if they are output by ld -r, then their size is increased by
bfd_generic_define_common_symbol during final link, which leads to
bogus file contents being copied to output.

For mips, it seems to me that the .scommon section should not be
output for ld -r, but I haven't made that change in this patch.

	PR 24015
	* elf.c (bfd_elf_get_default_section_type): Make common sections
	SHT_NOBITS.
	* linker.c (bfd_generic_define_common_symbol): Clear
	SEC_HAS_CONTENTS.

diff --git a/bfd/elf.c b/bfd/elf.c
index b10dcd83c5..d3e391e182 100644
--- a/bfd/elf.c
+++ b/bfd/elf.c
@@ -3127,7 +3127,7 @@ _bfd_elf_init_reloc_shdr (bfd *abfd,
 int
 bfd_elf_get_default_section_type (flagword flags)
 {
-  if ((flags & SEC_ALLOC) != 0
+  if ((flags & (SEC_ALLOC | SEC_IS_COMMON)) != 0
       && (flags & (SEC_LOAD | SEC_HAS_CONTENTS)) == 0)
     return SHT_NOBITS;
   return SHT_PROGBITS;
diff --git a/bfd/linker.c b/bfd/linker.c
index 9fee90d101..fff9d9b349 100644
--- a/bfd/linker.c
+++ b/bfd/linker.c
@@ -3119,7 +3119,7 @@ bfd_generic_define_common_symbol (bfd *output_bfd,
   /* Make sure the section is allocated in memory, and make sure that
      it is no longer a common section.  */
   section->flags |= SEC_ALLOC;
-  section->flags &= ~SEC_IS_COMMON;
+  section->flags &= ~(SEC_IS_COMMON | SEC_HAS_CONTENTS);
   return TRUE;
 }
 

-- 
Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM


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