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Re: objcopy --add-section doubt

From: Nick Clifton
Subject: Re: objcopy --add-section doubt
Date: Wed, 01 Feb 2006 11:31:39 +0000
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Hi Daniel,

Yes - this is the heart of the matter. What is happening is that you are attempting to add a section that already exists. The old (RH9) binutils silently allowed this, which was incorrect.

Wait... why?  There's no restriction in ELF about having multiple
sections with the same name; some non-GNU tools do this a lot.

Err, good point.  I suppose that technically it is allowed.

I guess that means that we need a new section creator function, one that does not refuse to create a section when another one of the same name already exists. Hmm, this might get messy... I'll think about it.


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