GNU ld -shared fails to link filtered symbols on Solaris

Alan Modra
Mon Nov 27 23:37:00 GMT 2006

On Mon, Nov 27, 2006 at 10:04:42PM +0100, Martin Man wrote:
> There seems to be a bug in GNU ld that does not link filter symbols 
> properly.

I'd hardly call it a bug.  By the sound of things, Sun has made some
extensions to ELF that GNU ld doesn't understand.  Someone (you
perhaps) needs to teach GNU ld about the proper handling of these
"filter symbols".  If no one at Sun or amongst the user base cares
enough about GNU ld to do this, or to pay someone else to do the work,
then GNU ld will be useless on your platform.  Moaning on the binutils
lists won't help much..

Alternatively, convince the glibc people that filter symbols are such
a brilliant idea that Linux must have them, and some bright Linux
hacker will code it up overnight.

Alan Modra
IBM OzLabs - Linux Technology Centre

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