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Re: Gold bug in ordering text sections.

On Wed, Jan 16, 2013 at 2:27 PM, Sriraman Tallam <> wrote:
>     This patch to gold :
> broke option --section-ordering-file and plugin based reordering. This
> patch treats text sections as reorderable when special prefixes like
> "" are seen. However, when --section-ordering-file (or
> plugins) is also used then it cannot override the default sorting as
> the code in to do sorting checks for
> "must_sort_attached_input_sections()" first and this is always true
> for .text sections with those prefixes.
>    I have created the following patch to fix this. I have basically
> disabled default sorting of .text sections in the presence of
> --section-ordering-file or plugins. I think this makes sense because
> this is also disabled in the presence of linker scripts.
>   One other alternative is to unset
> "must_sort_attached_input_sections" for ".text" if
> section-ordering-file or plugins do reorder ".text".  This can sort
> .text sections by default if --section-ordering-file does not touch
> any .text sections. I think this is overkill though.
>    This went unnoticed because none of the test cases generated the
> special prefix for input text sections. I have modified the plugin
> based test case to catch this problem. This test case will fail if the
> patch to is not present.

This patch is OK.



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