The semantics of SHF_LINK_ORDER have been extended to represent metadata
sections associated with some other sections (usually text).
The associated text section may be discarded (e.g. LTO) and we want the
metadata section to have sh_link=0 (D72899).
Normally the metadata section is only referenced by the associated text
section. sh_link=0 means the associated text section is discarded, and
the metadata section will be garbage collected. If there is another
section (.gc_root) referencing the metadata section, the metadata
section will be retained. It's the .gc_root consumer's job to validate
the metadata sections.
.section .meta,"awo",@progbits,,unique,0 1: .section .meta,"awo",@progbits,foo,unique,1 2: .section .gc_root,"a",@progbits .quad 1b .quad 2b