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Re: fix PR15222, excessive LMA alignment

On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 03:26:08PM +0200, Sebastian Huber wrote:
> This change can break linker command files that worked well before
> this change.  Example:

Yes, but they wouldn't have worked before, would they?

> How do we best address this problem?
> 1. Revert the change.

And revert the above change too?  I ask that because the PR15222
reporter's desired LMA behaviour is quite reasonable.  Yours is too,
but if we revert just the PR15222 fix there isn't a way to get the old
behaviour, whereas you can get the extra alignment you'd like with
some script changes I think.  Note that the PR15222 fix didn't break
your original reported problem when the LMA and VMA regions are the

> 2. Select the behaviour depending on a command line or linker script option.
> 3. Require to fix the existing linker command files.

How many scripts are involved?  Sorry to be a pain, but (3) may be the
best choice for the binutils project.

Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM

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