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Re: What is .MIPS.options ELF section?

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Subject: Re: What is .MIPS.options ELF section?
From: Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de>
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 20:32:57 +0200
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Jun Sun wrote:
> 
> I started to play with the new N32/N64 toolchains.  I notice a new
> section is generated for kernel, called .MIPS.options.  (it actually
> causes some grief for some firmware)
> 
> Can someone enlighten me a little bit on what it is? 

In its current state it is basically a replacement for .reginfo.
For kernels etc. it can simply be /DISCARD/'ed.


Thiemo

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