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[Bug ld/12565] NOLOAD sections empty

From: iant at google dot com
Subject: [Bug ld/12565] NOLOAD sections empty
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 16:40:19 +0000


--- Comment #10 from iant at google dot com 2011-06-30 16:39:39 UTC ---
Nick Clifton <address@hidden> writes:

> 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
> ?

If you look in the libgloss linker scripts you will see a bunch of uses

I'm not sure whether any of them are really necessary, but they are
certainly there.


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