This patch extends llvm-ir to allow attributes to be set on global variables.
An RFC was sent out earlier by my colleague James Molloy: http://lists.llvm.org/pipermail/cfe-dev/2017-March/053100.html
A key part of that proposal was to extend LLVM-IR to carry attributes on global variables. This generic feature could be useful for multiple purposes. In our present context, it would be useful to carry user specified sections for bss/rodata/data.