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

Tobias Hieta via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Thu Oct 17 02:16:42 PDT 2019

Hello Rui,

Thanks for your reply. I tried with the keep-section argument and that
made the shared library work.

Should these sections be kept around by default maybe?

-- Tobias

On Thu, Oct 17, 2019 at 11:06 AM Rui Ueyama <ruiu at google.com> wrote:
> 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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