Problems adding a custom section to a Windows binary

Edward Z. Yang ezyang at
Mon Oct 13 01:56:47 UTC 2014

My suggestion is to have GHC spit some assembler that it is already
generating, and see if custom sections are used at any point.


Excerpts from Gintautas Miliauskas's message of 2014-10-12 15:28:40 -0700:
> 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
> error".
> 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?

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