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[PATCH] RISC-V: Fix relocation failure with zero address sections.
- From: Jim Wilson <jimw at sifive dot com>
- To: binutils at sourceware dot org
- Cc: Jim Wilson <jimw at sifive dot com>
- Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:49:44 -0800
- Subject: [PATCH] RISC-V: Fix relocation failure with zero address sections.
- Authentication-results: sourceware.org; auth=none
This fixes a bug that has been reported twice recently.
There is a check to ignore symbols whose section address is zero. This breaks
embedded development using a linker script that assigns a section to address 0.
I've tried instrumenting the code and building lots of stuff, and I haven't
been able to find any reason for this code. My best guess at the moment is
that it was added before the SHN_UNDEF section support was added, and hence is
no longer necessary. But since I'm not sure, I'm ifdefing it out instead of
removing it in case we find a reason for it later.
This has been tested with binutils/gcc builds and checks, and a linux/buildroot
build and boot. There were no regressions.
* elfnn-riscv.c (_bfd_riscv_relax_section): Ifdef out check to ignore
symbols whose section address is zero.
bfd/elfnn-riscv.c | 6 ++++++
1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
diff --git a/bfd/elfnn-riscv.c b/bfd/elfnn-riscv.c
index 931bd1d89d..0530532eec 100644
@@ -3399,8 +3399,14 @@ _bfd_riscv_relax_section (bfd *abfd, asection *sec,
BFD_ASSERT (isym->st_shndx < elf_numsections (abfd));
sym_sec = elf_elfsections (abfd)[isym->st_shndx]->bfd_section;
+ /* The purpose of this code is unknown. It breaks linker scripts
+ for embedded development that place sections at address zero.
+ This code is believed to be unnecessary. Disabling it but not
+ yet removing it, in case something breaks. */
if (sec_addr (sym_sec) == 0)
symval = sec_addr (sym_sec) + isym->st_value;