Extracted from https://sourceware.org/pipermail/libc-alpha/2021-July/129450.html
To build LLD 13.0.0:
# https://github.com/llvm/llvm-project/ origin/release/13.x
cmake -H. -Bout/release -G Ninja -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DLLVM_ENABLE_PROJECTS='clang;lld'
ninja -C out/release lld
sudo ln -sf $PWD/out/release/bin/lld /usr/local/bin/ld
to ensure the glibc build system definitely picks ld => lld
(messing around with LDFLAGS=-fuse-ld=lld may work as well)
`make check` says sysdeps/x86/tst-ifunc-isa-* fail.
The tests work with LD_BIND_NOW=1.
I debugged a bit. ld.lld and GNU ld place IRELATIVE differently. IIUC some ports of GNU ld use .rela.dyn and behave similar to ld.lld.
The tests happen to work with GNU ld because the IRELATIVE for foo_ifunc
is placed after JUMP_SLOT in .repa.plt. The test needs to call
__x86_get_cpuid_feature_leaf which is defined in a different TU. IMHO
such ifunc does not guaranteed to work.
See PR ld/13302. lld should implement the same behavior.
(In reply to H.J. Lu from comment #1)
> See PR ld/13302. lld should implement the same behavior.
I think the GNU ld PowerPC (ld.lld) behavior (IRELATIVE in .rela.dyn) makes more sense. IRELATIVE relocations are eagerly resolved, so .rela.dyn is better than .rela.plt . .rela.plt should only have JUMP_SLOT.
To make PR ld/13302 work, ld.so can pause at IRELATIVE in .rela.dyn and start applying .rela.plt
(I use the section names for simplicity. Impl should use dynamic tags DT_RELA/DT_JMPREL.)
(In reply to Fangrui Song from comment #2)
> To make PR ld/13302 work, ld.so can pause at IRELATIVE in .rela.dyn and
> start applying .rela.plt
This requires both linker and ld.so changes. The PR ld/13302 linker change
doesn't require ld.so change.
The master branch has been updated by Fangrui Song <email@example.com>:
Author: Fangrui Song <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon Aug 30 13:59:33 2021 -0700
configure: Allow LD to be LLD 13.0.0 or above [BZ #26558]
When using LLD (LLVM linker) as the linker, configure prints a confusing
*** These critical programs are missing or too old: GNU ld
LLD>=13.0.0 can build glibc --enable-static-pie. (8.0.0 needs one
workaround for -Wl,-defsym=_begin=0. 9.0.0 works with
XFAIL two tests sysdeps/x86/tst-ifunc-isa-* which have the BZ #28154
issue (LLD follows the PowerPC port of GNU ld for ifunc by placing
IRELATIVE relocations in .rela.dyn, triggering a glibc ifunc fragility).
The set of dynamic symbols is the same with GNU ld and LLD,
modulo unused SHN_ABS version node symbols.
For comparison, gold does not support --enable-static-pie
yet (--no-dynamic-linker is unsupported BZ #22221), yet
has 6 failures more than LLD. gold linked libc.so has
larger .dynsym differences with GNU ld and LLD
(non-default version symbols are changed to default versions
by a version script BZ #28196).