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[Bug ld/12565] NOLOAD sections empty

From: hjl.tools at gmail dot com
Subject: [Bug ld/12565] NOLOAD sections empty
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 14:48:23 +0000


--- Comment #7 from H.J. Lu <hjl.tools at gmail dot com> 2011-06-30 14:47:49 
UTC ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> Hi H.J., Hi Alan,
> I have been looking at PR 12565, and I have to say that I do not 
> understand the linker's behaviour for NOLOAD sections on ELF based 
> targets.  What is the point of having a section that cannot be loaded 
> and that does not have any contents ?
> Also, as far as I can see, this behaviour is not documented anywhere. 
> Do you know of any applications that rely upon this feature ?

NOLOAD means "don't load into memory", which maps to NOBITS.
Otherwise, it will be loaded into memory.

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