partial linking that resolves relocations
Thu May 19 17:50:00 GMT 2011
> There might be a work-around, however. Run "ld -r", then run
> "objcopy --strip-symbol=foo". If objcopy interprets this favorably,
> then objcopy must resolve the relocations that depend on 'foo'.
This succeeds, and works in some cases: "objcopy --localize-symbo=foo".
Someone who is really desperate might take the output of "ld -r", then
change the string name of 'foo' to (gensym), such as by over-writing
the last two characters with "non-printable" bytes.
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