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Re: ld corrupting .cfi_label uses

>>> On 01.03.17 at 03:42, <> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 27, 2017 at 01:28:25AM -0700, Jan Beulich wrote:
>> As said, I agree this ought to be the proper final solution, yet while there's
>> no real magic needed here, it'll likely be not exactly a non-intrusive change.
>> Still in the case at hand (Linux kernel) there aren't any section groups
>> involved, and I think the linker ought to leave the contents of .eh_frame
>> untouched unless it actually has a need to remove anything from it. Afaict
>> it is solely the padding to a multiple of 8 bytes which actually gets in the
>> way in my case. But obviously that's hard to verify without suppressing that
>> adjustment first, which didn't look safe to do in a straightforward manner as
>> (a) there's a later assertion to that effect and (b) there's no explanation why
>> the adjustment is being done in the first place, and hence it's not clear
>> under what conditions it may need retaining.
> Yeah, I've run into the padding issue myself.  It is a pain to deal
> with.  If one input .eh_frame has larger alignment than other
> .eh_frame sections for whatever reason, then padding placed before
> that section will be seen as a zero terminator.
> I suspect that is why ld ensures FDEs are a multiple of eight in size
> (it would be better to look at the output section alignment) because
> gcc emits .eh_frame aligned to eight bytes on 64-bit targets.  You can
> pad with NOPs *inside* an FDE or CIE, not outside.
> The following implements my suggestion re. output section alignment.
> That may well cure your complaint.

For .eh_frame with 4-byte alignment this indeed helps at least for the
ld -r case. I haven't got to the final link part yet, as I have to fiddle
with the object files in order to make the alignment such - even gas
emits 8-byte alignment by default. And I can't seem to spot an
objcopy option to alter the alignment of a section. I'll see if I can spot
why gas behaves this way, and if I may possibly change it.



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