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Re: Map "" and ".text.unlikely" input section prefixes to separate output sections.

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 2:38 PM, Cary Coutant <> wrote:
> This patch fixes the problems I've been seeing. It sets the "may sort
> attached input sections" flag for the .text section, which ensures
> that we track all input sections for that output section. The problem
> was that we can't start tracking input sections in mid-stream. We may
> not want to do this unconditionally for .text, so maybe you'll want a
> linker option to enable this reordering?

Thanks for tracking this down.

It would be nice to avoid doing it for .text, but I don't see how to
do that while remaining compatible with GNU ld.

I reimplemented this code in a different way that I think fits in
better with the existing section ordering code.  Committed to


2012-12-20  Ian Lance Taylor  <>

	* (Layout::special_ordering_of_input_section): New
	(Layout::layout): If input section requires special ordering, must
	sort input sections.
	(Layout::make_output_section): May sort .text input sections.
	(Layout::is_section_name_prefix_grouped): Remove.
	* layout.h (class Layout): Declare
	special_ordering_of_input_section.  Don't declare
	* (Output_section::add_input_section): Revert last
	(Output_section::Input_section_sort::match_file_name): Don't crash
	if called on output section data.
	(Output_section::Input_section_sort_compare): Sort based on
	special ordering.
	Revert last patch.
	(Output_section::sort_attached_input_sections): Likewise.

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