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Re: [Patch,AVR]: Fix PR13697: Wrong symbols with --gc-sections
Alan Modra schrieb:
On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 03:37:45PM -0400, Hans-Peter Nilsson wrote:
On Tue, 29 May 2012, Georg-Johann Lay wrote:
At the start of .bss the location counter is moved backwards!
I still think this is a linker bug.
Well yes, but the point was that the bug is not the linker
script's lack of KEEP.
Whether or not this is a bug depends on how you think zero size
discarded output sections should be treated.
However the treatment with --gc-sections is, if you read the map
and observe that the location pointer is moved /backwards/ then
it's clearly a bug.
.data 0x00800100 0x0 load address 0x0000009e
0x00800100 PROVIDE (__data_start, .)
0x00800100 . = ALIGN (0x2)
0x00800100 _edata = .
0x00800100 PROVIDE (__data_end, .)
.bss 0x00800060 0x2
0x00800060 PROVIDE (__bss_start, .)
.bss 0x00800060 0x2 foo.o
Johann seems to want this latter behaviour judging from his
comment about optimisation.
It's just plain wrong to move . backwards!
Seems someone wants this behaviour enough to write a testcase.
Moving location backwards???