ELF STT_SECTION symbol for .comment section

Michael Nonweiler Michael.Nonweiler@arm.com
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...

I wrote:
>   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
debugging sections...

(rest snipped)

We intend to make our linker deal with this.



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