[ECOS] Sections in RedBoot

Nick Garnett nickg@redhat.com
Fri May 31 03:24:00 GMT 2002


"Agarwal, Lomesh" <lomesh.agarwal@intel.com> writes:

> Can someone tell me why does RedBoot has following sections:
> Fini, rodata1, fixup, gcc_except_table, fixed_vectors
> I don't use any of these. So, I removed all of them. But when I compile
> linker complains about missing gcc_except_table section. Error line is:
> ld: LOADADDR uses undefined section .gcc_except_table
> How can I remove gcc_except_table section also?
> 

While you may not use them, the compiler might. These are all
compiler/linker generated sections and must be present. If nothing
gets allocated to them they just end up empty. It costs nothing to
leave them where they are.

-- 
Nick Garnett, eCos Kernel Architect
Red Hat, Cambridge, UK


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