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[Patch, avr] Fix PR 13697 without KEEPing .data

The fix for PR 13697
( added a
KEEP(*(.data)) to prevent the .bss section from getting an incorrect

The patch  fixes the problem, but it also prevents the linker 
from gc'ing .data sections. It also only keeps sections named
.data, so -fdata-sections could potentially cause the fix to break 
(it works right now because the assembler generates an empty .data section).

The following patch fixes the problem by explicitly setting the
.bss section's VMA to the end of .data's VMA. It kinda looks redundant, 
as both .data and .bss are assigned to the same region, but is needed because
the region's ORIGIN is hardcoded whereas the start of .data/.bss varies
by device (and is passed along as -Tdata=<address> by the compiler

Does this look ok? I verified that the testcase mentioned in the
bug report works fine.

If ok, could someone commit please? I don't have commit access.



2014-07-02  Senthil Kumar Selvaraj  <>

	* scripttempl/ Remove KEEP for .data and
	force .bss VMA to end of .data VMA.

diff --git ld/scripttempl/ ld/scripttempl/
index 10714e1..d356b71 100644
--- ld/scripttempl/
+++ ld/scripttempl/
@@ -166,10 +166,7 @@ SECTIONS
   .data        ${RELOCATING-0} :
     ${RELOCATING+ PROVIDE (__data_start = .) ; }
-    /* --gc-sections will delete empty .data. This leads to wrong start
-       addresses for subsequent sections because -Tdata= from the command
-       line will have no effect, see PR13697.  Thus, keep .data  */
-    KEEP (*(.data))    
+    *(.data)
     ${RELOCATING+ *(.data*)}
     *(.rodata)  /* We need to include .rodata here if gcc is used */
     ${RELOCATING+ *(.rodata*)} /* with -fdata-sections.  */
@@ -179,7 +176,7 @@ SECTIONS
     ${RELOCATING+ PROVIDE (__data_end = .) ; }
   } ${RELOCATING+ > data ${RELOCATING+AT> text}}
-  .bss ${RELOCATING-0} :${RELOCATING+ AT (ADDR (.bss))}
+  .bss ${RELOCATING+ ADDR(.data) + SIZEOF (.data)} ${RELOCATING-0} :${RELOCATING+ AT (ADDR (.bss))}
     ${RELOCATING+ PROVIDE (__bss_start = .) ; }

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