It looks to me that gcc is more incidental here and that really binutils is
doing the work
gcc -nostdlib -nostartfiles -r -o /usr/src/glibc-23/build/libc_pic.os
-Wl,-d -Wl,--whole-archive /usr/src/glibc-23/build/libc_pic.a
.LANCHOR0' referenced in section `.text' of
/usr/src/glibc-23/build/libc_pic.a(strtoul_l.os): defined in discarded section
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [/usr/src/glibc-23/build/libc_pic.os] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/usr/src/glibc-23/glibc-2.3.7'
make: *** [all] Error 2
Again I had to edit the part of the build output to from the redhat end of
buzilla staying in a wait mode. It appears that there is excess of caution
against people trying to slip something in. I had no trouble on gcc.gnu.org with
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Actually this is stupid not to be able to report build errors to bugzilla.
Second this has now since been reported upstream:
I think this is a glibc now (from the gcc bug):
const unsigned long __strtol_ul_max_tab __attribute__ ((visibility
("hidden"))) __attribute__((section(".gnu.linkonce.r." "__strtol_ul_max_tab")))
const unsigned char __strtol_ul_rem_tab __attribute__ ((visibility
("hidden"))) __attribute__((section(".gnu.linkonce.r." "__strtol_ul_rem_tab")))
They are explictly put into a linkonce section which really does not tell the compiler that. Also since const
puts it be local to the TU, it gets even worse.
And this is a real glibc bug.
This is a stupidity in gcc which has been worked around in glibc for some time now.
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