Preventing preemption of 'protected' symbols in GNU ld 2.26 [aka should we revert the fix for 65248]

H.J. Lu
Fri Apr 15 21:56:00 GMT 2016

On Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 2:49 PM, Jeff Law <> wrote:
> So in the immediate term, if we drop the problem 65248 patch, we're back in
> a state where the DSO and the executable can have two different views of
> certain objects.  In which case we really need a solution in place to flag
> that as an error, which is #1 in your list of mitigations.

>From program behavior perspective, there is nothing wrong with
my changes to ld, and GCC.  The main drawback is my
changes make protected symbol pretty much useless in term
of faster access within the shared object.  All these are due to
incompatibility between protected symbol and copy relocation.


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