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Re: Another ugly bootstrapping patch for libgcc_eh

On Thu, Sep 11, 2003 at 04:36:21PM -0400, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > Why exactly do you need that?
> > What exact library needs the functions from libgcc_eh.a?
> > There shouldn't be any these days (__register_*/__frame_state_for etc.
> > functions should come from sysdeps/generic on arches which need them,
> > _Unwind_* come from unwind*.c).
> > IMHO both:
> > 
> > # Force the backward compatibility EH functions to be linked.
> > += -u __register_frame
> > 
> > in Makerules and -lgcc_eh in Makeconfig should go.
> If you say so.  That -lgcc_eh's been in and out quite a number of
> times.  I was just assuming that it was necessary.

I have been testing following patch on hammer.
linuxthreads built just fine and NPTL libraries too,
and in both cases libraries had the same exported symbols as without
the patch (though its .text slightly shrunk because it no longer contained
unneeded libgcc_eh routines (and also has fewer .plt slots).
Unfortunately, sln in NPTL build doesn't link, as libgcc_eh.a is needed
in this case.
So, IMHO we need my Makerules change and Daniel's patch.

2003-09-11  Jakub Jelinek  <>

	* Makerules ( Remove -u __register_frame.
	* Makeconfig (gnulib): Remove -lgcc_eh.

--- libc/Makerules.jj	2003-07-23 03:56:16.000000000 -0400
+++ libc/Makerules	2003-09-11 16:22:44.000000000 -0400
@@ -572,8 +572,6 @@ = -nostdlib -nostartfiles += $(gnulib)
 # Give an entry point and make it directly runnable itself. += -e __libc_main
-# Force the backward compatibility EH functions to be linked. += -u __register_frame
 # Pre-link the objects of libc_pic.a so that we can locally resolve
 # COMMON symbols before we link against  This is because
 # contains some of libc_pic.a already, which will prevent the COMMONs
--- libc/Makeconfig.jj	2003-07-22 08:25:32.000000000 -0400
+++ libc/Makeconfig	2003-09-11 16:23:08.000000000 -0400
@@ -505,7 +505,7 @@ link-libc-bounded = $(common-objpfx)libc
 link-extra-libs-bounded = $(foreach lib,$(LDLIBS-$(@F:%-bp=%)),$(common-objpfx)$(lib)_b.a)
 ifndef gnulib
-gnulib := -lgcc -lgcc_eh
+gnulib := -lgcc
 ifeq ($(elf),yes)
 +preinit = $(addprefix $(csu-objpfx),crti.o)


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