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Re: release soonish
- From: Mark Wielaard <mjw at redhat dot com>
- To: elfutils-devel at lists dot fedorahosted dot org
- Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 20:21:37 +0100
- Subject: Re: release soonish
On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 01:05:04PM -0800, Roland McGrath wrote:
> Mark is going to look into a new elflint-self regression on Fedora 17.
> Chances are that is a toolchain bug rather than something for us to fix.
> But it needs figured out before we consider a release.
The issue is as follows on x86_64 with gcc (GCC) 4.7.0 20120119
(Red Hat 4.7.0-0.8) and binutils-2.22-4.fc17.x86_64 any program
will have a __TMC_END__ symbol in .symtab that looks as follows:
66: 0000000000600850 0 OBJECT GLOBAL HIDDEN 24 __TMC_END__
Section 24 is:
 .data PROGBITS 0000000000600848 00000848 00000004 0 WA 0 0 4
So the address of __TMC_END__ is just beyond the end of the .data section.
__TMC_END__ comes from /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/4.7.0/crtend.o
12: 0000000000000000 0 OBJECT GLOBAL HIDDEN 6 __TMC_END__
[ 6] .tm_clone_table PROGBITS 0000000000000000 00000050 00000000 0 WA 0 0 8
I assume this is a linker bug. In elflint we already have special cases
for some issues with gnu ld for this particular error:
if (sym->st_value - sh_addr > destshdr->sh_size)
/* GNU ld has severe bugs. When it decides to remove
empty sections it leaves symbols referencing them
behind. These are symbols in .symtab. */
|| strcmp (section_name (ebl, idx), ".symtab")
|| (strcmp (name, "__preinit_array_start") != 0
&& strcmp (name, "__preinit_array_end") != 0
&& strcmp (name, "__init_array_start") != 0
&& strcmp (name, "__init_array_end") != 0
&& strcmp (name, "__fini_array_start") != 0
&& strcmp (name, "__fini_array_end") != 0))
ERROR (gettext ("\
section [%2d] '%s': symbol %zu: st_value out of bounds\n"),
idx, section_name (ebl, idx), cnt);
Do we want an extra special case, or shall I file a bug report against