ELF STT_SECTION symbol for .comment section
Fri Feb 12 09:51:00 GMT 1999
In summary, I'm writing to agree with you.
Thank you for your reply.
More detailed comments follow...
> The problem is caused by the function elf_map_symbols in bfd/elf.c
> generating an unnamed section symbol for the ".comment" section of an
> object file. This upsets my linker because it expects to map all symbols
> to image locations, and the ".comment" section of the object file is not
> part of the image.
When I say image locations here I really mean any valid location of the
linker's output file, debugging information included.
At 12:17 11/02/99 -0500, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
>That expectation seems like a bug. In fact, since some types of
>debugging informations have references between debugging sections,
>which require symbols in the debugging sections, I don't see how this
>can work in practice.
Yes. For example, this is an issue if you instruct the linker to remove
We intend to make our linker deal with this.
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