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Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 18:38:57 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
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Subject: Re: [roger AT metaphorics DOT com: [Patch] Fix section flags for pe-i386]
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In-Reply-To: <200104132233.SAA16756@envy.delorie.com>; from dj@delorie.com on Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 06:33:11PM -0400

On Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 06:33:11PM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
>Any comments?

Sounds good to me.  I'd love to get rid of those warnings.

If you apply the patch, I could make a new binutils release just to
see if there are any complaints from the user community.

cgf

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>Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2001 15:22:39 -0600 (MDT)
>From: Roger Sayle <roger AT metaphorics DOT com>
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>Subject: [Patch] Fix section flags for pe-i386
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>The bfd library currently thinks that the SEC_READONLY section flag is
>not applicable to pe-i386 coff files, such as those used by cygwin.  This
>means that objects files created by binutils never have the READONLY flag
>set for ".text" sections.  This causes the Microsoft linker, LINK.EXE,
>to issue warnings when linking cygwin object files and libraries with
>native object files and libraries.
>
>Warning LNK4078: multiple ".text" sections found with different
>attributes.
>
>The "obvious" patch is to allow SEC_READONLY section flag to be used on
>pe-i386 and pei-i386 targets.  This cures the warnings, and has been
>tested on i586-pc-cygwin and i686-pc-cygwin with MSVC 5.0 and 6.0.
>
>Just in case this flag actually affected behaviour, I also tested with
>bootstraps of binutils and gcc, and built several local applications
>and DLLs, both with and without the "-mno-cygwin" flag, on Windows95
>and Windows ME.  There were no regressions in several days of testing.
>
>A one line bug fix shouldn't require a copyright assigment.
>
>
>
>2001-04-13  Roger Sayle <roger AT metaphorics DOT com>
>
>	* coff-i386.c (TARGET_SYM): SEC_READONLY is an applicable
>	section flag on pe-i386 targets.
>
>
>
>*** bfd/coff-i386.c.orig	Fri Apr 13 14:58:49 2001
>- --- bfd/coff-i386.c	Fri Apr 13 14:59:16 2001
>***************
>*** 1,6 ****
>  /* BFD back-end for Intel 386 COFF files.
>     Copyright 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
>!    2000
>     Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>     Written by Cygnus Support.
>  
>- --- 1,6 ----
>  /* BFD back-end for Intel 386 COFF files.
>     Copyright 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999,
>!    2000, 2001
>     Free Software Foundation, Inc.
>     Written by Cygnus Support.
>  
>***************
>*** 576,582 ****
>  
>    (SEC_HAS_CONTENTS | SEC_ALLOC | SEC_LOAD | SEC_RELOC /* section flags */
>  #ifdef COFF_WITH_PE
>!    | SEC_LINK_ONCE | SEC_LINK_DUPLICATES
>  #endif
>     | SEC_CODE | SEC_DATA),
>  
>- --- 576,582 ----
>  
>    (SEC_HAS_CONTENTS | SEC_ALLOC | SEC_LOAD | SEC_RELOC /* section flags */
>  #ifdef COFF_WITH_PE
>!    | SEC_LINK_ONCE | SEC_LINK_DUPLICATES | SEC_READONLY
>  #endif
>     | SEC_CODE | SEC_DATA),
>  
>
>
>Roger
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