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Re: ld -r frustration
On Thu, 2004-07-29 at 18:46, Zack Weinberg wrote:
> Richard Earnshaw <email@example.com> writes:
> > Ah! OK, I think I understand. So we only coalesce sections with the
> > same name, and that changes the order. Sounds like another reason to me
> > why we shouldn't be doing section coalescing during ld -r.
> ... which will break things that expect ld -r to do exactly that (to
> repeat myself).
... and doing merging will break unused section elimination; and on ARM
potentially create sections that are then too large for proper
long-branch veneers to be inserted.
So I think what we really need here is another option (groan), that
controls whether ld -r merges sections. In my opinion merging should be
off by default (it appears you already have to add other flags if you
want ld -r to do other additional things like allocate common data).