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Re: [PATCH mingw/gold] Plugins cleanup fails on windows due to open handle

On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 5:56 AM, Ian Lance Taylor <> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 1:08 AM, Pavel Chupin <> wrote:
>> Attached patch fixes issue with gold on windows:
>> ld.exe: fatal error: could not unlink output file
>> collect2.exe: error: ld returned 1 exit status
>> It happens on any gold link (successful or not) with plugins when
>> plugins->cleanup() called on gold_exit() tries to remove temporary
>> files (cc2lB8c4.ltrans0.ltrans.o) but handle is still opened.
>> I'm fixing it via new property close_on_release which can be setup per
>> each descriptor and therefore control any descriptor release if
>> needed.
> Sorry for the slow review.  This approach does not look to me like a
> good idea.  It will force additional unnecessary file reopens in all
> cases.  You only care about input files added by the plugin, and you
> only care about them at the end of the link.
> Does this patch fix the problem?
> Ian

Hi Ian,
Yes, it does fix the problem. Thanks a lot.

Pavel Chupin
Intel Corporation

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