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This option generates a .note.GNU-stack section marking the stack as non-executable.

You can also use the AREA directive to generate a non executable .note.GNU-stack section:

    AREA    |.note.GNU-stack|,ALIGN=0,READONLY,NOALLOC

In the absence of --execstack and --no_execstack, the .note.GNU-stack section is not generated unless it is specified by the AREA directive.

If both the command-line option and source directive are used and are different, then the stack is marked as executable.

Table 3. Specifying a command-line option and an AREA directive for GNU-stack sections

--execstack command-line option

--no_execstack command-line option

execstack AREA directive



no_execstack AREA directive



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