[PATCH] PR ld/16756: Incorrect warning message

Alan Modra amodra@gmail.com
Thu Mar 27 02:25:00 GMT 2014

On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 12:24:17PM -0700, H.J. Lu wrote:
> This patch scans all input files for symbol reference warning if the
> symbol reference doesn't exist in the current input file.  It issues a
> warning only if a reference is found.  When LTO inlines or removes all
> references to the symbol, we won't issue the symbol reference warning.
> OK to install?

This description isn't exactly correct.  The previous code used to
warn if there was a reference.  You're changing ld to only warn if
there is a reference *in a relocation*.

I'm not sure that is a good idea.  ie. I think the following fallback
should stay.

> -	einfo ("%B: %s%s\n", abfd, _("warning: "), warning);

Patch is OK with that change.

Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM

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