[llvm-dev] llvm-strip creates unloadable shared objects on linux-armv7hf

Rui Ueyama via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Oct 17 02:05:52 PDT 2019

One thing I noticed is that llvm-strip seemed to remove a .ARM.attributes
section. Can you try --keep-section=.ARM.attributes to tell to the command
to keep the section?

On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 5:37 PM Tobias Hieta via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> Recently we tried to streamline our toolchain by removing some GNU
> tools with LLVM tools to avoid having multiple copies of strip, nm, ar
> and similar tools. Today we ran into a really strange issue where
> shared objects where not loadable.
> We where able to track this down to llvm-strip with default arguments
> creating a shared object that doesn't load correctly. It works if we
> switch from not passing args to llvm-strip to pass -strip-all-gnu
> I built bzip2 and libbz2.so to show this case here:
> https://1drv.ms/u/s!Amjta5FRkBbbkiz14aHTRJe03LlL?e=2mGvTN
> This is the error we got by using the stripped shared object with
> llvm-strip -strip-all:
> admin at Netgear-RN212:~/b$ LD_PRELOAD=./libbz2.so.all ./bzip2
> ERROR: ld.so: object './libbz2.so.all' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be
> preloaded (cannot open shared object file): ignored.
> ./bzip2: error while loading shared libraries: libbz2.so: cannot open
> shared object file: No such file or directory
> And with strip-all-gnu it works:
> admin at Netgear-RN212:~/b$ LD_PRELOAD=./libbz2.so.all_gnu ./bzip2
> bzip2: I won't write compressed data to a terminal.
> bzip2: For help, type: `bzip2 --help'.
> This only seems to happen on Linux-armv7hf - we haven't seen this on
> any of the intel platforms.
> Thanks,
> Tobias
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