[LLVMdev] [ASan] static linking on android?

Kostya Serebryany kcc at google.com
Fri Sep 20 22:45:26 PDT 2013


On Sat, Sep 21, 2013 at 4:58 AM, Greg Fitzgerald <garious at gmail.com> wrote:

> Why does compiler-rt ship a shared object for ASan on Android instead
> of a static library?  Would statically linking ASan on Android at
> least be safe for standalone executables?
> And if I'm wanting to use ASan in C++ code that is invoked from an
> APK, can I statically link ASan?  If not, what is the reason we need
> to preload Dalvik with the ASan shared object?  I assume static
> linking here would mean that ASan would miss leaks and overflows in
> Dalvik, but are there other drawbacks?
> Thanks,
> Greg
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