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Re: Release 2.26 - Next week ?

On Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 10:21:08AM +0100, Tristan Gingold wrote:
> > On 08 Jan 2016, at 18:26, Matthias Klose <> wrote:
> > - PR 19421, but currently only a bug report

Now analysed.  The ppc64le kernel problem is due to needing to keep
undefined symbols.  I'd say it is also a kernel bug that the symbol in
question isn't defined, but that's really another issue.  The point is
that we have a GNU ld use case where removing undefined symbols breaks
an existing program.

> Letâs exclude it.

I'm of two minds about this.  PR3417 wants undefined symbols to be
removed:  "When the reference to __tls_get_addr is removed, it leaves
undefined symbol in symtab.  It is confusing."  H.J. what exactly was
confusing?  When I made the PR3417 patch, I thought PR3417 was mostly
about cosmetics and figured that removing undefined symbols was
reasonably safe.  If it is true that PR3417 was only cosmetic, I think
my patch ought to be reverted.

Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM

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