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SubjectRe: Writable global section?
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"Richard B. Johnson" <root@chaos.analogic.com> writes:

|> Well, yes I found out.. This anomaly with the assembler.....
|>
|> .section .data
|> .global pars
|> .type pars,@object
|> .size pars,4
|> .align 4
|> pars: .long 0
|> .end
|>
|>
|> I accidentally left out .size, guess what? Even though I had an
|> offset recognized and a ".long", initialized to 0, there was no
|> space allocated and therefore the seg-fault. I would have seen
|> this, but the problem doesn't exist if the ".section" is ".bss",
|> the first section I was messing with. Go figure?

I think this problem only exists on platforms with COPY relocations.

Andreas.

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