[PATCH] D41524: [ELF] Only scan executables for shlib undefined symbols

Shoaib Meenai via Phabricator via llvm-commits llvm-commits at lists.llvm.org
Thu Dec 21 15:00:26 PST 2017

smeenai created this revision.
smeenai added reviewers: ruiu, rafael.
Herald added a subscriber: emaste.

If using a version script with a `local: *` in it, symbols in shared
libraries will still get default visibility if another shared library on
the link line has an undefined reference to the symbol. This is quite
surprising. Neither bfd nor gold have this behavior when linking a
shared library, and none of LLD's tests fail without this behavior, so
it seems safe to limit scanShlibUndefined to executables.

As far as executables are concerned, gold doesn't do any automatic
default visibility marking, and bfd issues a link error about a shared
library having a reference to a hidden symbol rather than silently
giving that symbol default visibility. I think bfd's behavior here is
preferable to LLD's, but that's something to be considered in a

  rLLD LLVM Linker



Index: test/ELF/shlib-undefined-shared.s
--- /dev/null
+++ test/ELF/shlib-undefined-shared.s
@@ -0,0 +1,15 @@
+# REQUIRES: x86
+# RUN: llvm-mc -filetype=obj -triple=x86_64-linux-gnu -o %t1.o %S/Inputs/shlib-undefined-ref.s
+# RUN: ld.lld -shared -o %t1.so %t1.o
+# RUN: llvm-mc -filetype=obj -triple=x86_64-linux-gnu -o %t2.o %s
+# RUN: echo "{ local: *; };" > %t.script
+# RUN: ld.lld -shared -version-script %t.script -o %t2.so %t2.o %t1.so
+# RUN: llvm-nm -g %t2.so | FileCheck -allow-empty %s
+# CHECK-NOT: should_not_be_exported
+.globl should_not_be_exported
+	ret
Index: test/ELF/Inputs/shlib-undefined-ref.s
--- /dev/null
+++ test/ELF/Inputs/shlib-undefined-ref.s
@@ -0,0 +1,4 @@
+.globl f
+	call	should_not_be_exported at PLT
+	ret
Index: ELF/Driver.cpp
--- ELF/Driver.cpp
+++ ELF/Driver.cpp
@@ -1043,7 +1043,8 @@
   // Handle undefined symbols in DSOs.
-  Symtab->scanShlibUndefined<ELFT>();
+  if (!Config->Shared)
+    Symtab->scanShlibUndefined<ELFT>();
   // Handle the -exclude-libs option.
   if (Args.hasArg(OPT_exclude_libs))

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