[build, libgcc] Ensure libgcc_s unwinder is always used on 64-bit Solaris 10+/x86 (PR target/59788)

Rainer Orth ro@CeBiTec.Uni-Bielefeld.DE
Fri Jan 17 14:21:00 GMT 2014

As described in the PR, the 64-bit Solaris 10+/x86 libc contains an
implementation of those _Unwind_* functions required by the AMD64 ABI,
i.e. those contained in libgcc_s.so.1 at version GCC_3.0.

If by some circumstance (use of -Bdirect, -z lazyload, maybe others)
libc.so.1 happens to be searched by ld.so.1 before libgcc_s.so.1 and
some library (e.g. libstdc++.so.6) uses functions both from GCC_3.0
(then resolved from libc.so.1) and others (resolved from libgcc_s.so.1),
crashes result due to mixing those different implementations with
different internal data structures.

To avoid this, I suggest linking libgcc_s.so.1 with a mapfile that
enforces direct binding to the libgcc_s.so.1 implementation to avoid
that mixture.

The following patch does just that.  Initially, I tried to only use the
mapfile when -lgcc_s is used, but libtool often links shared objects
with -shared -nostdlib, adding -lgcc_s -lc -lgcc_s itself (for whatever
reason it deems appropriate to second-guess the compiler driver here).
Therefore I'm keying the mapfile use off -shared resp. -shared-libgcc

Unfortunately, the patch needs a change to the bundled ltmain.sh: by
default, libtool `optimizes' -lgcc_s -lc -lgcc_s into -lc -lgcc_s.
Combined with direct binding, this lead to exactly the failure the patch
intends to avoid.  The libtool bug has already been reported and a patch


The patch has been tested on i386-pc-solaris2.{9,10,11} and
sparc-sun-solaris2.{9,10,11} with Sun as/ld and on i386-pc-solaris2.10
with Sun as/GNU ld.

I don't need approval for the Solaris specific parts, but another pair
of eyes would certainly be helpful.

One potential issue would be a version of gcc containing the patch used
with a libtool without the change.  The last libtool release was almost
two years ago, so this is quite a likely condition.  Fortunately,
problems would only ensure if some 64-bit Solaris/x86 program/library
uses the gcc extensions to the AMD64 unwinder.  According to a code
search, uses of those functions are very rare outside of gcc, and the
problem can be worked around by invoking libtool with
--preserve-dup-deps, so I consider this risk acceptable.


2014-01-14  Rainer Orth  <ro@CeBiTec.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>

	PR target/59788
	* config/sol2.h (LINK_LIBGCC_MAPFILE_SPEC): Define.
	(LINK_SPEC): Use it for -shared, -shared-libgcc.

	PR target/59788
	* config/t-slibgcc-sld (libgcc-unwind.map): New target.
	(install-libgcc-unwind-map-forbuild): New target.
	(all): Depend on install-libgcc-unwind-map-forbuild.
	(install-libgcc-unwind-map): New target.
	(install): Depend on install-libgcc-unwind-map.

	PR target/59788
	* g++.dg/eh/unwind-direct.C: New test.

	PR target/59788
	* config/ltmain.sh (opt_duplicate_compiler_generated_deps): Enable on

	PR target/59788
	* ltmain.sh (opt_duplicate_compiler_generated_deps): Enable on

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: sol2-libgcc-unwind-direct.patch
Type: text/x-patch
Size: 3179 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://gcc.gnu.org/pipermail/gcc-patches/attachments/20140117/6e90595d/attachment.bin>
-------------- next part --------------

Rainer Orth, Center for Biotechnology, Bielefeld University

More information about the Gcc-patches mailing list