[lld] r315658 - Slightly simplify code and add comment.

Rafael Avila de Espindola via llvm-commits llvm-commits at lists.llvm.org
Mon Dec 18 09:07:00 PST 2017

Ed Maste <emaste at freebsd.org> writes:

> On 15 December 2017 at 21:01, Rafael Avila de Espindola
> <rafael.espindola at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ed Maste via llvm-commits <llvm-commits at lists.llvm.org> writes:
>>> Hi Rui,
>>> I can confirm that lld does in fact not behave exactly the same way
>>> with this patch :)
>>> I was investigating lld on FreeBSD/i386, and found that with lld 5.0.1
>>> in FreeBSD-HEAD we encounter an assertion failure from libc at
>>> startup, for all dynamically linked i386 binaries. Testing with lld
>>> HEAD was successful. Bisection turned up r315658 - it was a bit tricky
>>> because r315552 introduced a regression that caused libc to fail to
>>> link, fixed in r315737. In any case, r315658 has the pleasant
>>> side-effect of fixing lld for FreeBSD/i386.
>>> I'm investigating the differences in the output .so when linked with
>>> lld with/without this patch and will follow up with my findings. I'd
>>> like to try to add a test case for the behaviour that changed so that
>>> we can ensure it doesn't regress, then Dimitry or I will likely merge
>>> it into the lld 5.0.1 in FreeBSD.
>> If you put the output of --reproduce somewhere it shouldn't be too hard
>> to reduce it.
> I emailed a link to the full reproducer to directly to Rui - it's at
> https://people.freebsd.org/~emaste/lld-reproduce.txz. It's a full
> 32-bit FreeBSD libc and I agree it should be easy to reduce; I didn't
> do so because it wasn't necessary for bisection, and now that the
> commit has been identified it seems fairly straightforward.
> Comparing the produced libc shard objs many of the got entries were 0
> before the change, and populated after -- and after looking at the
> diff it's not too surprising given this addition in the change:

Thankns, I am reducing it.


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