x86 Assembly Language Reference Manual

Predefined Non-User Sections

Table 3-5 shows the predefined sections that are not user sections, because assembly language programmers cannot manipulate them by issuing section control directives in the source file.

Table 3-5 Predefined Non-user Sections

Section Name 



Dynamic linking information.  


Strings needed for dynamic linking. 


Dynamic linking symbol table. 


Global offset table. 


A symbol hash table. 


The path name of a program interpreter. 


The procedure linking table. 

"relname" & ".relaname"

Relocation information. name is the section to which the relocations apply. e.g., ".rel.text", ".rela.text".


String table for the section header table names.  


The string table.  


The symbol table.