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Re: [osol-discuss] Re: GNU ld -shared fails to link filtered symbols on

From: Erast Benson
Subject: Re: [osol-discuss] Re: GNU ld -shared fails to link filtered symbols on Solaris
Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2006 07:57:53 -0800

On Tue, 2006-11-28 at 11:22 +0100, Joerg Schilling wrote:
> Alan Modra <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On Mon, Nov 27, 2006 at 10:04:42PM +0100, Martin Man wrote:
> > > There seems to be a bug in GNU ld that does not link filter symbols 
> > > properly.
> >
> > I'd hardly call it a bug.  By the sound of things, Sun has made some
> > extensions to ELF that GNU ld doesn't understand.  Someone (you
> > perhaps) needs to teach GNU ld about the proper handling of these
> > "filter symbols".  If no one at Sun or amongst the user base cares
> > enough about GNU ld to do this, or to pay someone else to do the work,
> > then GNU ld will be useless on your platform.  Moaning on the binutils
> > lists won't help much..
> Well, Sun did invent ELF, so an extension to ELF made by Sun seems to be an 
> official extension that should be supported by all tools.

Well, does it really matters who wrote this or that code in 2006? Why
should we bother? I would ask folks to concentrate on GNU ld issues on
OpenSolaris platform and not start another useless thread. IMHO.


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