Re: common RODATA in (2.5.59)

From: Miles Bader (
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 01:00:25 EST

Sam Ravnborg <> writes:
> > [To be honest, I think the stuff with `LOAD_OFFSET' is a bit of a waste;
> > it seems cleaner to just have archs define their own sections as
> > appropriate, and use RODATA_CONTENTS directly -- it's the input sections
> > and related symbols that are always changing (and so better centralized),
> > after all, not the output sections.]
> There were some reports of failed boots that boiled down to
> mis-alignment of a single section.
> With your suggestion we will end up in the same problem.
> __start_ksymbtab will in some cases have a value less than the actual
> start of the first symbol.

Then it would seem an alignment directive should probably be included
before __start_ksymbtab (and possibly other places). [but I can't see
what it has to do with having separate sections or not.]


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