[llvm-dev] [lld] section attributes lld can use to safely drop a section from obj files

Reid Kleckner via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Aug 6 11:52:24 PDT 2019

I guess I will ask the obvious question: Can Swift be migrated to the
.deplibs feature that was added to ELF LLD instead?

I don't know the answer to your original question, unfortunately.

On Tue, Aug 6, 2019 at 11:48 AM Sameer Abu Asal via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> Hello llvm\lld,
> The autlolink feature in swift appends a section to the obj files
> (.swift1_autolink_entries) that is later need to determine what t link
> against in the final linked binary.
> I am trying to get rid of these section in the final linked binary at link
> time. I understand this could be done with (llvm-objcopy
>  --remove-section=.swift1_autolink_entries) but would like have the linker
> do it.
> Is there an attribute I can set in that section that the linker can safely
> drop such a section?
> Thank you,
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