----- Original Message -----
From: "Thiemo Seufer" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 3:31 PM
Subject: Re: [PATCH] catch "new" gcc 3.4.0 sections
> Bradley D. LaRonde wrote:
> > Building with gcc 3.4.0 emits a couple new sections, .rodata.cst4 and
> > .rodata.str1.4, which the current ld.script doesn't contemplate. Here
> > patch to catch them (and maybe some other latent ones).
> > Anyone know why or when these sections are emitted?
> I'd guess to keep differently aligned strings in separate sections,
> as a preliminary for improved string merging.
> > Regards,
> > Brad
> > diff -u -r126.96.36.199 ld.script.in
> > --- arch/mips/ld.script.in 10 Nov 2003 21:06:52 -0000 188.8.131.52
> > +++ arch/mips/ld.script.in 13 Apr 2004 19:18:25 -0000
> > @@ -11,6 +11,11 @@
> > *(.text)
> > *(.rodata)
> > *(.rodata1)
> > + *(.rodata.str1.1);
> > + *(.rodata.str1.4);
> > + *(.rodata.str1.32);
> > + *(.rodata.cst4);
> > + *(.rodata.cst8);
> Why not just *(.rodata*); ?
I dunno. There is already a tradition with .rodata and .rodata1 being
listed separately. Maybe to spy on future gcc behavior?