[LLVMdev] [lld] Linker script findings.

Stephen Checkoway s at pahtak.org
Thu Jan 10 11:46:39 PST 2013

On Jan 7, 2013, at 9:44 AM, Shankar Easwaran <shankare at codeaurora.org> wrote:

> Also the linker script functionality is only needed by ELF and not anything else. It should be contained only within ELF.

I don't have an opinion on where it is needed, but I've found linker scripts to be useful in other contexts. Here's a simple one I wrote that has no relation to ELF:

        .text :
                . = 0x2000;

(The documentation seemed to imply that I could write .text 0x2000 : AT(0), but that never worked for me, so I just stripped off 0x2000 bytes of 0 at the beginning.)

Maybe there's a way to do that without linker scripts, but this was very easy.

All of this is to say if it's not a lot of extra work, linker scripts should be supported outside of ELF.

Stephen Checkoway

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