gold plugin support

K Jski
Fri Nov 21 19:22:00 GMT 2014

Thanks for the quick response! I shall take a look the the API and see
if it helps

~C Jelesnianski

On Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 2:18 PM, Cary Coutant <> wrote:
> The linker plugin API is described here:
> The header file in include/plugin-api.h also goes into some detail.
> It's implemented in both gold and the BFD ld.
> The API was designed for LTO (link-time optimization), so I'm not sure
> that it provides the hooks you'd need to do what you described.
> -cary
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 11:21 AM, K Jski <> wrote:
>> Dear BinUtils,
>> I am working on a custom function-address-aligner in order to produce
>> an aarch64 binary. I have already tried achieving this with the linaro
>> (4.9-2014.10 version to be exact) aarch64-toolchain utilizing their
>> aarch64-linux-gnu-ld with the --defsym flag without success. (it does
>> align but this causes my micro-test to segfault)
>> Another approach I had thought of was to write a gold plugin and use
>> gold to achieve though I'm having trouble finding any documentation on
>> this (like a tutorial for even a super simple plugin )
>> the first thing that comes up when I google is LLVM's gold plugin
>> which is not what I want I assume. I have dug though gold src code and
>> have found a plugin object but its leaving me with not much to work
>> with.
>> Thank you,
>> C Jelesnianski

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