Bug 17057 - Production of DSOs using TLSDESC is utterly broken on i386
Summary: Production of DSOs using TLSDESC is utterly broken on i386
Alias: None
Product: binutils
Classification: Unclassified
Component: ld (show other bugs)
Version: 2.25
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: 2.25
Assignee: H.J. Lu
: 17117 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-06-15 03:30 IST by Rich Felker
Modified: 2014-07-15 20:16 IST (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Rich Felker 2014-06-15 03:30:12 IST
Attempting to compile/link the following program:

__thread int my_tls = 1;
int *my_tls_addr() { return &my_tls; }

with the following gcc command line:

gcc -shared -mtls-dialect=gnu2 -fPIC -o foo.so foo.c

results in the following error message (details vary by version; I also tried two different builds of 2.24, my own and Debian's):

/usr/bin/ld: BFD (GNU Binutils) 2.23.2 assertion fail elf32-i386.c:3922

The problem seems to be a miscomputation of the size of .got.plt needed for the TLSDESC entries. Incidentally, if there are no PLT entries at all (this can be achieved with the above program by -nostartfiles), the error goes away, but the resulting DSO is unusable; it contains no DT_JMPREL in the DYNAMIC, so TLSDESC relocations don't happen and naturally this results in a crash when the program attempts to access the TLS.

Is this code completely untested? I can't seem to figure out how to produce any usable/testable TLSDESC-using DSO.
Comment 1 H.J. Lu 2014-07-15 17:26:58 IST
*** Bug 17117 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 H.J. Lu 2014-07-15 17:33:12 IST
A self-contained testcase:

[hjl@gnu-6 pr17057]$ cat x.c 
__thread int my_tls = 1;
int *my_tls_addr() { return &my_tls; }
[hjl@gnu-6 pr17057]$ cat y.c 
extern void foo (void);

bar (void)
  foo ();
[hjl@gnu-6 pr17057]$ gcc -fPIC -m32 y.c -c -O2 x.c -mtls-dialect=gnu2
[hjl@gnu-6 pr17057]$ ld  -m elf_i386 -shared -o x.so y.o  x.o
ld: BFD (Linux/GNU Binutils) assertion fail /net/gnu-6/export/linux/src/binutils/binutils/bfd/elf32-i386.c:4035
[hjl@gnu-6 pr17057]$
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commit 998d811a23ca3f2c463dfaf40259486ff9958244
Author: H.J. Lu <hjl.tools@gmail.com>
Date:   Tue Jul 15 13:09:55 2014 -0700

    Update elf_i386_compute_jump_table_size
    Commit e1f987424b7b3f5ac63a2a6ae044a202a44b8ff8 changed how
    next_tls_desc_index was set up.  This patch updates
    elf_i386_compute_jump_table_size to use elf.srelplt->reloc_count
    instead of next_tls_desc_index.
    	PR ld/17057
    	* elf32-i386.c (elf_i386_compute_jump_table_size): Replace
    	next_tls_desc_index with elf.srelplt->reloc_count.
    	PR ld/17057
    	* ld-i386/i386.exp: Run pr17057.
    	* ld-i386/pr17057.d: New file.
    	* ld-i386/pr17057.s: Likewise.


Summary of changes:
 bfd/ChangeLog                  |    6 ++++++
 bfd/elf32-i386.c               |    2 +-
 ld/testsuite/ChangeLog         |    7 +++++++
 ld/testsuite/ld-i386/i386.exp  |    1 +
 ld/testsuite/ld-i386/pr17057.d |    9 +++++++++
 ld/testsuite/ld-i386/pr17057.s |    3 +++
 6 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
 create mode 100644 ld/testsuite/ld-i386/pr17057.d
 create mode 100644 ld/testsuite/ld-i386/pr17057.s
Comment 4 H.J. Lu 2014-07-15 20:16:45 IST