[nonworking patch] gold/arm: define $a/$d markers in .plt

Roland McGrath mcgrathr@google.com
Wed Apr 18 21:36:00 GMT 2012

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 2:08 PM, Cary Coutant <ccoutant@google.com> wrote:
> The global symbol table is, as its name suggests, for global symbols
> -- i.e., symbols that should be unique by name. The reason
> forced-local symbols are in the table is because they were global
> symbols for static linking, and were turned into local symbols for
> dynamic linking.

I see.  I was not clear on what forced-local meant before.

> I think this generated-locals treatment would actually be appropriate
> for _GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_, _DYNAMIC, and the other linker-generated
> STB_LOCAL symbols, but we get away with adding them to the global
> symbol table because their names happen to be unique. That's why I
> suggested keying off of the binding in define_in_output_data() rather
> than adding a new method to the Symbol_table class.

That makes sense.  I'll change it that way.


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