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Re: [PATCH] BFD: Handle copying of absolute section symbols
On Wed, 11 Apr 2012, Alan Modra wrote:
> > I have tracked it down to ignore_section_sym in bfd/elf.c that considers
> > the section the symbol is associated with not to be owned by the output
> > BFD. Arguably the special absolute section should be treated as "owned"
> > by any BFD, because any symbols defined there are really detached from any
> > input section and the only sensible action that can be done about them
> > here is to copy them verbatim.
> I agree that absolute section syms should be kept, but wonder whether
> we're treating global section syms correctly. They probably ought to
> be kept too.
Excuse me, but I fail to see where we exclude global section syms --
there's nothing in ignore_section_sym or elf_map_symbols that looks to me
like eliminating them. For the avoidance of doubt -- does your your
answer count as approval for my change?