Rewrite/fix cygwin1.dbg generation

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Nov 5 12:04:00 GMT 2007

On Nov  5 06:57, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 05, 2007 at 12:20:48PM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Nov  5 10:19, Pedro Alves wrote:
> >> It occurred me that the problem may be that
> >> ld is accounting for the virtual address and virtual size of the last section
> >> to write the SizeOfImage field in the PE headers, in
> >> bfd/peXXigen.c:_bfd_XXi_swap_aouthdr_out.
> >> We can change it to not include non ALLOC, DEBUG sections.
> >> 
> >> Anyone tried that already?
> >
> >Not me.  It never occurred to me that this could be a problem in ld,
> >actually.  If that's the problem and we can fix it, that would be really
> >cool.  IIUTC, it would remove the necessity to create a cygwin1.dbg file
> >at all.
> The real question is if the above is actually doing the right thing wrt
> LINK.EXE.  When I was playing with this, I could duplicate the behavior
> I didn't want by fiddling with the bits in the sections with Microsoft
> tools, bypassing ld entirely.  So, I'm not sure that this is an ld.exe
> problem.

Too bad.  It would have been nice, though.  Ld can be fixed, in contrast
to the Windows loader.


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