Prelink fails on ARM when use API CLOCK_GETTIME

naveen yadav yad.naveen@gmail.com
Fri Jul 5 08:32:00 GMT 2013


one more is there any gcc option i can supress this funcationality.

Thanks

On Thu, Jul 4, 2013 at 10:44 AM, naveen yadav <yad.naveen@gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear All,
>
>
> I was trying to prelink and run the below mentioned test case, cross
> compiled with arm toolchain (gcc-4.7.3).
>
> #include <stdio.h>
>
> #include <unistd.h>
>
> #include <stdlib.h>
>
> #include <time.h>
>
> #include <errno.h>
>
>
>
> int main()
>
> {
>
>         int rst;
>
>         struct timespec to;
>
>
>
>         rst = clock_gettime(CLOCK_MONOTONIC, &to);
>
>         if(rst != 0)
>
>         {
>
>                 printf("Got some error and error code may be %d
> %d\n",rst,errno);
>
>         }
>
>         else
>
>         {
>
>                 printf("clock_gettime returned=%d", rst);
>
>                 printf("rst=%d to.to_sec=%d", rst, to.tv_sec);
>
>
>
>         }
>
> }
>
>
>
> Compiled the above test case as:
> $arm-linux-gnueabi-gcc -o time_with_rt time.c -lrt
>
>
> On linking it with rt library, and after prelinking it on host (x86
> machine), running on the ARM target, it gives output as:
> $ ./time_with_rt
>
>        624:                      number of relocations: 0
>
>        624:           number of relocations from cache: 29
>
>        624:             number of relative relocations: 0
>
> Got some error and error code may be 1091638508 0
>
>        624:
>
>        624:     runtime linker statistics:
>
>        624:                final number of relocations: 0
>
>        624:     final number of relocations from cache: 29
>
>
>
> I have a query:
>
> Why the return value in 'rst' variable is some large non-zero number?
> The function clock_gettime() ideally returns either 0 or -1, if I am
> not wrong? Why and How this large value is returned?
>
>
> Also, my another observation regarding the same test case is as shown below.
>
> $ arm-linux-gnueabi-readelf -a  lib/libc.so.6 | grep clock_gettime
>
>   783: 411114ec   108 FUNC    GLOBAL DEFAULT   11 __clock_gettime@@GLIBC_PRIVATE
>   1628: 411114ec   108 FUNC    GLOBAL DEFAULT   11 clock_gettime@@GLIBC_2.17
>  10080: 00000000     0 FILE    LOCAL  DEFAULT  ABS clock_gettime.c
>  15736: 411114ec   108 FUNC    GLOBAL DEFAULT   11 __clock_gettime
>  15890: 411114ec   108 FUNC    GLOBAL DEFAULT   11 clock_gettime
>
>
> $ arm-linux-gnueabi-readelf -a   lib/librt.so.1 | grep clock_gettime
>
> 411ce124  00002b15 R_ARM_GLOB_DAT    00000000   __clock_gettime
>     43: 00000000     0 FUNC    GLOBAL DEFAULT  UND
> __clock_gettime@GLIBC_PRIVATE (5)
>     84: 411c4b0c    28 IFUNC   GLOBAL DEFAULT   12 clock_gettime@@GLIBC_2.4
>    497: 411c4b0c    28 IFUNC   GLOBAL DEFAULT   12 clock_gettime
>    547: 00000000     0 FUNC    GLOBAL DEFAULT  UND __clock_gettime@@GLIBC_PR
>
>
>
>
> While looking for symbol, clock_gettime in the ELF of libc and lrt, I
> found that in librt.so.1, its function attribute is IFUNC. I am not
> clear how the symbols are resolved with function attribute IFUNC. And,
> do the latest prelink support IFUNC function types yet? It would be
> great if you can explain the concept of how this type of symbols are
> handled differently.
>
> Thanks



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