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Re: gold patch committed (Was: Re: Help needed to track down bug: linking Linux kernel with gold creates unbootable kernel)
"H.J. Lu" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> 2. -z max-page-size=0x1000 isn' honored on the last segment.
>> I don't know what you mean here.
> User asked maximum page size to be 0x1000 and gold does
> something else. I don't know if the resulting binary is valid
> or not since p_align are different on 2 LOAD segments.
Unfortunately the -z max-page-size option is poorly documented. What
do we think it should mean? For the GNU linker, the option has two
effects: 1) set the value for CONSTANT (MAXPAGESIZE) in a linker
script; 2) set the default value for page alignment of program
In practice it sets the minimum page size to use for a demand paged
executable. You seem to be suggesting that it should also set a
maximum page size, in effect suggesting that it should be the exact
page size to use. Is that we want?