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Re: [PATCH] gold: NOLOAD behavior compatible with GNU ld.

Looks good to me.  I don't have right to approve the patch though.

On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 2:47 AM, Johan Karlsson <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> This patch makes gold handle the NOLOAD section attribute in the same way GNU ld does for elf.
> Instead of creating a SHT_PROGBITS with no flags section it creates one with SHT_NOBITS and SHF_ALLOC set. With this change all special handling of noload sections can be removed and all NOLOAD sections as handled as NOBITS.
> 2015-09-17  Johan Karlsson  <>
>         NOLOAD section attribute compatible with GNU ld.
>         * (Layout::choose_output_section): Create NOLOAD sections as
>         SHT_NOBITS and removed special handling of NOLOAD sections.
>         (Layout::make_output_section_for_script): Create NOLOAD as SHT_NOBIT
>         with SHF_ALLOC set.
>         * (Output_section::Output_section): Removed member is_noload.
>         (Output_section::do_reset_address_and_file_offset): Removed special
>         handling of NOLOAD.
>         * output.h (Output_section): Removed is_noload() and set_is_noload().
>         removed member is_noload_.
>         * (Output_section_definition::set_section_addresses):
>         removed special handling of NOLOAD.
>         (Sort_output_sections::operator()): Removed sorting of NOLOAD sections.

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