cmd/link: put read-only data in __DATA_CONST segment

On darwin, we put read-only data in __TEXT segment on AMD64 in
exe (non-PIE) buildmode, and in __DATA on everywhere else. This
is not ideal: things in __DATA segment are not read-only, and
being mapped R/W may use more run-time resources.

In fact, newer darwin systems support a __DATA_CONST segment,
which the dynamic linker will map it read-only after applying
relocations. Use that.

Fixes #38830.

Change-Id: Ic281e6c6ca8ef5fec4bb7c5b71c50dd5393e78ae
Reviewed-by: Than McIntosh <>
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tree: 97b9b8802d2417a3530c2a328522de6e8bda3d90
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