[PATCH] BFD: Handle copying of absolute section symbols

Maciej W. Rozycki macro@linux-mips.org
Mon Apr 16 12:49:00 GMT 2012

On Wed, 11 Apr 2012, Alan Modra wrote:

> >  I have tracked it down to ignore_section_sym in bfd/elf.c that considers 
> > the section the symbol is associated with not to be owned by the output 
> > BFD.  Arguably the special absolute section should be treated as "owned" 
> > by any BFD, because any symbols defined there are really detached from any 
> > input section and the only sensible action that can be done about them 
> > here is to copy them verbatim.
> I agree that absolute section syms should be kept, but wonder whether
> we're treating global section syms correctly.  They probably ought to
> be kept too.

 Excuse me, but I fail to see where we exclude global section syms -- 
there's nothing in ignore_section_sym or elf_map_symbols that looks to me 
like eliminating them.  For the avoidance of doubt -- does your your 
answer count as approval for my change?


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