Rewrite/fix cygwin1.dbg generation

Christopher Faylor
Sun Nov 4 17:57:00 GMT 2007

On Sun, Nov 04, 2007 at 12:48:38AM -0700, Brian Dessent wrote:
>Pedro Alves wrote:
>> 10 .cygheap      000a0000  611e0000  611e0000  00000000  2**2
>>                   ALLOC
>> 11 .gnu_debuglink 00000010  61280000  61280000  001d0a00  2**2
>>                   CONTENTS, READONLY, DEBUGGING
>> I'll come up with a different fix.
>Just thinking out loud here... what about teaching objcopy that when
>doing --add-gnu-debuglink if there'a already a section named
>.gnu_debuglink (and it's of sufficient length to hold the .dbg filename)
>that it can just rewrite its contents, rather than appending a new
>section?  That way we can continue to allocate the section in the link
>script (except without having to call it .gnu_debuglink_overlay) so that
>we can put the .cygheap last, but we don't have to do the dllfixdbg
>hackery to get the ordering correct.

That would be fine with me.  OTOH, if the dllfixdbg isn't doing the
right thing for gdb couldn't it be adapted to include the required


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