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Re: PR bfd/14207 changes vs *-*-nacl* targets

On Mon, Jul 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Roland McGrath <> wrote:
> Since the changes to fix bug 14207, I'm now seeing these new failures
> for arm-nacl, i686-nacl, and x86_64-nacl targets:
> UNRESOLVED: strip -z relro (relro1)
> UNRESOLVED: objcopy -z relro (relro1)
> UNRESOLVED: objcopy -z relro (tdata1)
> UNRESOLVED: objcopy -z relro (tdata2)
> These are hitting the abort in assign_file_positions_for_non_load_sections
> added by:
>         2012-06-12  H.J. Lu  <>
>                 PR bfd/14207
>                 * elf.c (assign_file_positions_for_non_load_sections): Abort if
>                 PT_GNU_RELRO segment doesn't fit in PT_LOAD segment.
> (Incidentally, why is that a conditional call to abort instead of a use of

Since this is a real linker bug and should never happen.

> Dropping the new check I do indeed get a bogus PT_NULL header generated.
> So it looks like earlier fix:
>         2012-06-12  Alan Modra  <>
>                 PR ld/14207
>                 * elf.c (_bfd_elf_map_sections_to_segments): Disregard bss type
>                 sections at end of PT_LOAD segment when searching for segment
>                 that contains end of relro extent.
> for this issue did not cover all cases.  I lack the context that folks like
> Alan have on how this stuff is organized in the linker, so it's probably
> easier for someone else to build a --target=x86_64-nacl configuration and
> debug this than for me to figure it all out myself.

Can you revert Alan's patch and use mine in

to see if it works better for you?


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