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[Bug gold/15478] -no-as-needed required to avoid runtime symbol lookup e

From: sparkprime at gmail dot com
Subject: [Bug gold/15478] -no-as-needed required to avoid runtime symbol lookup error
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 15:58:14 +0000


--- Comment #4 from Dave Cunningham <sparkprime at gmail dot com> 2013-05-17 
15:58:14 UTC ---
> I think this is a behavior of the Gnu linker that gold is better off
> not copying. The linker ends up having to replicate the path searching
> done at runtime by the dynamic loader, and that works only when the
> libraries are in their installed locations. Making that work at
> development time leads to all kinds of unexpected behavior.

I don't see any need for additional searching.  The linker already has to
search for the library through the paths specified by -L, and it needs to read
the library to ensure that unresolved symbols in the .o files can be bound in
the libraries.  So all the information is already available.

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