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RE: [PATCH 1/2] Add support for O32 FPXX ABI

On Mon, 7 Apr 2014, Matthew Fortune wrote:

> > What did you think about the idea of reusing the .gnu_attributes section
> > data as the segment data?  It seems simpler than the PT_NOTE format.
> I have no major objection. Slight concern over defining more of the MIPS
> ABI around the 'gnu' vendor attributes which is a bit strange given the
> MIPS architecture is not restricted to gnu tools. Having said that, MIPS is
> already using these as critical parts of the ABI and following it through
> to load time information as well then seems reasonable.
> In order to use the pre-existing section for GNU attributes I guess it
> would need to become SEC_ALLOC and get associated with the new program
> header. Perhaps call it PT_MIPS_ATTRIBUTES or PT_GNU_ATTRIBUTES if this
> were done for all architectures. And then somehow get that to be positioned
> immediately after the notes segment.

Making an allocated segment for attributes was previously rejected; see 
references in <>.  I 
don't think anything significant has changed to affect that design 

Joseph S. Myers

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