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Re: mipsel-linux and --export-dynamic
- From: Daniel Jacobowitz <drow at false dot org>
- To: Thomas Lopatic <thomas at lopatic dot de>
- Cc: binutils at sources dot redhat dot com
- Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2004 10:11:34 -0500
- Subject: Re: mipsel-linux and --export-dynamic
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On Thu, Nov 04, 2004 at 12:51:02PM +0100, Thomas Lopatic wrote:
> Hi there,
> I've compiled binutils 2.15 on an Intel Linux platform with a target of
> mipsel-linux ("./configure --target=mipsel-linux"). I am using this
> build to link objects generated by a cross-plattform GCC. My problem is
> that all external symbols end up in the dynamic symbol table (verified
> with "objdump --dynamic-syms"), although I do not pass
> "--export-dynamic" to the linker.
> The problem with this is that I have an executable and shared objects
> loaded by this executable that have conflicting symbols, i.e. some
> symbols appear in the executable as well as in the shared objects. So,
> if an external variable "x" appears in the executable and in a shared
> object, both access the same memory location. I would, however, prefer
> everyone to have his own copy of "x". (Because otherwise the program
> crashes. :-D)
If you need this behavior, then you should be marking "x" as a hidden
symbol - see the visibility attribute in the GCC manual.
> Working around the problem by renaming the symbols in the shared objects
> or the executable to remove the overlaps or making the affected
> variables static would be possible in my case. However, I'd prefer the
> linker to behave as expected. Or is there something that I am missing?
I think this is one of the many quirks of MIPS ELF.