Allocate a spare PT_NULL header for dynamic MIPS objects

Richard Sandiford
Fri Oct 20 13:58:00 GMT 2006

"H. J. Lu" <> writes:
> On Thu, Oct 19, 2006 at 10:47:07PM +0100, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
>> Eric Christopher wrote:
>> > >
>> > >Tested on mips{,64}{,el}-{elf,linux-gnu} and mips-sgi-irix6.5.
>> > >OK to install?
>> > >
>> > 
>> > OK.
>> Also ok with me.
> FWIW, I believe strip will remove PT_NULL header. I think a new
> PT_XXX should be used here.

Thanks for the heads-up.  I couldn't convince either strip or objcopy
to remove the header.  Where do you think this would take place?

However, even if the tools do strip PT_NULL, that shouldn't really be an
issue.  As long as the room is there, the prelinker can use it.  (Like I
say, the original 2.17 version of this patch didn't add any PT_* header;
it just reserved room for one.  If strip does what you say, it will just
returns us to that situation.)


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