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Re: [Gold] .ehframe problem with --sort-section=name. PR gold/17005

I've committed a fix for this issue:

Thanks for your investigation and proposed patches!


On Wed, Jul 2, 2014 at 6:18 AM, Alexander Ivchenko <> wrote:
> I missed those discussions, thanks for pointing out. I'm looking
> forward to your fix then :)
> Please, also note, that PR17005 is present in 2.24.
> thanks,
> Alexander
> 2014-07-02 2:08 GMT+04:00 Cary Coutant <>:
>>> The attached patch fixes PR17005 by providing the correct fde offsets
>>> to eh_frame_hdr and by
>>> fixing the assumption that in Eh_frame::set_final_data_size
>>> output_section is always equals to 0 in the beginning.
>>> Is it ok?
>> The problem actually goes a bit deeper than this. The .eh_frame
>> contribution from crtendS.o should not be sorted to the beginning --
>> it's an end sentinel for the .eh_frame section, and needs to stay at
>> the end. The problem is that when sorting input sections by name, the
>> computed contents from optimizing the .eh_frame input sections is
>> added to the output section as an Output_section_data with no name,
>> and gets sorted to the end. I'm working on an alternate fix that will
>> preserve the proper order when sorting.
>> Still, when there is an unoptimized section that comes, say, from
>> crt1.o or crtbeginS.o, it may be that the computed contents are placed
>> at a non-zero offset relative to the start of the output section, and
>> it is necessary to take that into account when adding the FDEs. See
>> also PR 14675 and the following discussion:
>> ...continuing into April...
>> -cary

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