Problems adding a custom section to a Windows binary

Gintautas Miliauskas gintautas.miliauskas at
Sun Oct 12 22:28:40 UTC 2014

This is slightly offtopic, but maybe some of the Windows folks know an
answer to this question. I've been working on #9686
<>, but have been blocked by
Windows rejecting all my attempts to add a custom section to a binary
withthe error "bash: ./c.exe: cannot execute binary file: Exec format

I'm not sure if this is a gcc/binutils bug or not (the exact same commands
with the same tools work fine on Linux binaries). I have filed and to see what the
developers say, but have not gotten a response yet. Perhaps someone here
knows what's going on?

Gintautas Miliauskas
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