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[Bug ld/12565] NOLOAD sections empty

From: dougkwan at google dot com
Subject: [Bug ld/12565] NOLOAD sections empty
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 18:24:46 +0000


--- Comment #11 from Doug Kwan <dougkwan at google dot com> 2011-06-30 18:24:45 
UTC ---
The ARM linux kernel also uses NOLOAD.  I added support for that in
gold to link the kernel.


On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 9:07 AM, Ian Lance Taylor <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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
> of NOLOAD.
> I'm not sure whether any of them are really necessary, but they are
> certainly there.
> Ian

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