[gold patch] When comparing two symbols, handle the forwarding case

Sterling Augustine via binutils binutils@sourceware.org
Wed Jan 10 22:50:00 GMT 2018

The function Cref_inputs::Cref_table_compare::operator() claims that
two different symbols can't have the same name and version.

But this can actually happen in obscure cases dealing with forwarding
symbols. See the complicated comment in
Symbol_table::define_default_version for those circumstances.

I'm having trouble writing a small test case to demonstrate the
failure, but I believe it's straightforward fix.

The enclosed patch adds logic to handle such a case.

2018-1-10 Sterling Augustine <saugustine@google.com>
* cref.cc (Cref_inputs::Cref_table_compare::operator): Add conditionals and
calls to is_forwarder

diff --git a/gold/cref.cc b/gold/cref.cc
index 84a9e46c84..0777453501 100644
--- a/gold/cref.cc
+++ b/gold/cref.cc
@@ -236,9 +236,13 @@ Cref_inputs::Cref_table_compare::operator()(const
Symbol* s1,

   // We should never have two different symbols with the same name and
-  // version.
+  // version, where one doesn't forward to the other.
   if (s1 == s2)
     return false;
+  if (s1->is_forwarder() && !s2->is_forwarder())
+    return true;
+  if (!s1->is_forwarder() && s2->is_forwarder())
+    return false;
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