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[ELF] Bypass section type check.

Authored by evgeny777 on Jan 16 2017, 1:42 AM.



r291107 has broken things for me, because I have following in my linker script:

.data : {
  /* .. other "aw" sections go here  ... */
  PROVIDE_HIDDEN(__init_array_start = .);
  PROVIDE_HIDDEN(__init_array_end = .);

This patch bypasses type check when section comes from linker script (it might make sense to eliminate it completely, though).

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evgeny777 updated this revision to Diff 84524.Jan 16 2017, 1:42 AM
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ruiu edited edge metadata.Jan 16 2017, 10:31 PM

I think I want to avoid adding an "if linker script" condition and instead want to solve a problem in a generic way.

So what are we trying to check there? If the check is too picky, we should just remove it. If it is needed for some critical errors (such as turning non-executable sections to executable sections), we should check for that.

I don't know why this type check was added, but it prevents from joining .init_array with any other section by linker script.
If Rafael doesn't mind removing it I'm ok with that as well.

Rafael, can you please look at this? Thanks.

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