Problem with using stripped cygwin1.dll built from CVS
Fri Jun 17 15:33:00 GMT 2005
On Fri, 17 Jun 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 09:29:48AM -0500, Brian Ford wrote:
> >I wish I would have known this was possible while working on DWARF 2
> >debugging. Everything I read stated: "If it has a section header,
> >Windows' brain dead loader will load it regardless of section
> >attributes". I hope it really works on all supported platforms.
> It's a documented field in PE's section header, so I don't see why it
> wouldn't work. The only brain-dead thing that the loader does is to go
> ahead and load a section into memory if it is marked as readable or
> writable as well as noload.
Thanks for the reply.
By it, can I assume you meant IMAGE_SCN_TYPE_NOLOAD?
In the only "official" PE COFF documentation I could find:
Microsoft Portable Executable and Common Object File Format Specification
Revision 6.0 - February 1999
4.1 Section Flags:
IMAGE_SCN_TYPE_NOLOAD 0x00000002 Reserved for future use.
Don't get me wrong; I really hope it works everywhere. I was just too
skeptical to use it before myself given that it appeared not to work
because of the binutils bug.
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