[parisc-linux] Another possible linker problem

Alan Modra alan@linuxcare.com.au
Fri, 7 Jul 2000 09:06:26 +1000 (EST)

[cc to list in case others have the same problem.]

On Thu, 6 Jul 2000, Paul Bame wrote:

> I tried to x-compile ncurses-5.0 and the executables (tic, clear, tput,
> and so forth) will not link.  They seem to be created from a couple of
> large .o files, produced from 'ld -r' I think.  Here're the messages:
> hppa1.1-linux-gcc ../objects/tic.o ../objects/dump_entry.o -L../lib -L/usr/lib -lncurses      -o tic
> /home/bame/xc/lib/gcc-lib/hppa1.1-linux/2.96.0614/../../../../hppa1.1-linux/bin/ld: can not size stub section: Bad value

I reckon this error is probably fixed by the patch I checked in last
night.  elf32_hppa_size_stubs had this code in it

		      if (hash->root.type == bfd_link_hash_undefined
			  || hash->root.type == bfd_link_hash_undefweak)

		      while (hash->root.type == bfd_link_hash_indirect
			     || hash->root.type == bfd_link_hash_warning)
			hash = (struct elf_link_hash_entry *)

and the problem is that we may have an indirect symbol (results from
symbol versioning) pointing to an undefined symbol.  The simple fix is to
traverse the indirect links before checking for undefined syms.

Regards, Alan Modra
Linuxcare.  Support for the Revolution.