Support SHF_EXCLUDE

H.J. Lu hjl.tools@gmail.com
Fri May 14 03:13:00 GMT 2010


On Thu, Dec 4, 2008 at 10:31 PM, Ian Lance Taylor <iant@google.com> wrote:
> Cary Coutant <ccoutant@google.com> writes:
>
>> This patch adds a --strip-lto-sections option to gold, which tells it
>> to ignore any PROGBITS section where SHF_ALLOC is not set and whose
>> name begins with ".gnu.lto_".
>>
>> It may be worth making this the default behavior.
>
> I agree that it seems simpler to make this the default behaviour.
> Does anybody see a problem with that?
>
> Really we should modify gas to always recognize 'e' as a section flag
> setting SHF_EXCLUDE, and modify ld and gold to always recognize
> SHF_EXCLUDE.  That flag seems generically useful, and given its use by
> several targets it seems quite unlikely that it will ever get another
> meaning for generic ELF.
>

I opened a bug:

http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=11600

Will a generic patch acceptable?

Thanks.

-- 
H.J.



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