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Re: [PATCH] BZ #19590: Fixed build of shared objects that use functions

On Wed, Feb 10, 2016 at 8:10 AM, Andrew Senkevich
<> wrote:
> 2016-02-10 16:07 GMT+03:00 Florian Weimer <>:
>> On 02/10/2016 01:58 PM, Andrew Senkevich wrote:
>>> 2016-02-10 15:08 GMT+03:00 Florian Weimer <>:
>>>> On 02/10/2016 12:36 PM, Andrew Senkevich wrote:
>>>>>  #define ALIAS_IMPL(alias, target) \
>>>>>  ENTRY (alias); \
>>>>> -       call target; \
>>>>> +       call target@PLT; \
>>>>>         ret; \
>>>>>  END (alias)
>>>> This needs a comment why this cannot be a tail call (JMP).
>>> Yes, it should be jmp.
>> Fine, then you can drop the RET (which was present in Carlos' patch).
>>>> Out of curiosity, why is it not possible to avoid this indirection?  Why
>>>> is this logic required in libmvec_nonshared.a?
>>> It is workaround to exclude unnecessary symbol aliases in
>>> (BZ #19058).
>> Ugh.  This is a GCC bug, or a lack of a GCC feature.  It needs fixing in
>> GCC.  Apparently, this hasn't happened for GCC 6.  Is there lack of
>> agreement that this is a compiler issue?
> There are thread about it at
> I will refresh it
> soon.

I don't think we should put a GCC bug workaround in glibc. It should
be fixed or worked around it in GCC.


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