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Re: PATCH: put .sdata2/.sbss2 into the writable segment on vxworks ppc

Hi Nathan and Daniel,

are you currently off ? I'd like to read your patch (and see it in the FSF tree).


On Oct 24, 2007, at 4:23 AM, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:

On Tue, Oct 23, 2007 at 06:13:00PM +0200, Tristan Gingold wrote:

on VxWorks 6 (for powerpc) all the .sdata2 sections of the library are flagged
Therefore during the final link (in RTP mode) the corresponding segment must be
Currently these sections are always put into the RX segment by the linker
script. As a consequence
this segment becomes RWX which is unfortunate.

This patch fixes this issue by adding a new variable: WRITABLE_SDATA2.

(FYI, CodeSourcery builds the official VxWorks toolchains. We're sometimes very good at keeping the FSF tree up to date, and sometimes a bit behind...)

I know I've seen this problem before.  I don't remember the exact
details, but I believe there was a bit more wrong here dealing with
the VxWorks loader's restrictions on the number of segments in

Nathan, there's a more complete patch with your name on it from
2007-07-24; think you could post it and the followup?

Daniel Jacobowitz

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