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Re: RFH: Annotating ELF binaries

On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:02 AM, Carlos O'Donell <> wrote:
> On 01/20/2017 11:55 AM, H.J. Lu wrote:
>> We can classify properties into 2 categories: used by run-time loader,
>> not used by run-time loader.  We put properties for run-time loader into
>> section and the rest into GNU attribute section.
> Agreed.
> Can we use the same noun/adjective for our names?
> Is there any reason to use property over attribute?

Nothing other than avoiding confusion between note attribute
vs non-note attribute.

> As a Friday bikeshed I suggest:
> .note.gnu.attributes - GNU Attributes optimized for the dynamic loader.
> -- New. Follows H.J's proposal. Bit-level, packed, and optimized for the
>    dynamic loader processing.
> .gnu.attributes - GNU Attributes optimized for offline and static linker
>                   processing.
> -- Existing section. Discussions with Nick ongoing if we can continue
>    to use existing infrastructure e.g. Tag_Range to extend this data.

Works for me.


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