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Re: Bug in objcopy?

From: Ian Lance Taylor
Subject: Re: Bug in objcopy?
Date: Mon, 25 May 2009 00:14:12 -0700
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"Arshid, Chetan (IE10)" <address@hidden> writes:

> Thanks Ian for the explanation.  Can you tell me what kind of data is
> put in .rela.XXX section?

Relocation information.  It is displayed by readelf -r or objdump -r.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Lance Taylor [mailto:address@hidden 
> Sent: Saturday, May 23, 2009 12:10 PM
> To: Arshid, Chetan (IE10)
> Cc: address@hidden
> Subject: Re: Bug in objcopy?
> "Arshid, Chetan (IE10)" <address@hidden> writes:
>> I tried to rename the section (of .o file) .data to .persistent.data
>> using objcopy utility.  It did that, but also renamed the section
>> .rela.data to .rela.persistent.  I think this is a bug.  If not, how
> do
>> I keep the .rela.data section name unchanged?
> It doesn't sound like a bug.  Normally the .rela.XXX section applies
> to the .XXX section.  If you rename a section, it seems natural to
> rename the corresponding .rela section.
> As far as I know there is no way to keep this from happening.
> Ian

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