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Re: [PATCH] tests: elfstrmerge warn about STT_SECTION symbol for shstrhndx.
- From: Mark Wielaard <mjw at redhat dot com>
- To: elfutils-devel at lists dot fedorahosted dot org
- Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2016 09:17:26 +0100
- Subject: Re: [PATCH] tests: elfstrmerge warn about STT_SECTION symbol for shstrhndx.
On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 11:08:12PM +0100, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> Old linkers might have created an STT_SECTION symbol for the section
> header string table section, which isn't actually used. For now just
> warn about such symbols. If such a symbol would actually really be used
> (but why?) then we would have to handle it by removing it and rewriting
> the symbol table.
> This is a testsuite only change, but includes an extra test with files
> that have such STT_SECTION symbols to make sure it will be handled in
> case we "upgrade" the elfstrmerge test to a real utility.
Pushed to master.