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

On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 8:44 AM, H.J. Lu <> wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 8:37 AM, Cary Coutant <> wrote:
>>>> So with all this it sounds that current protected visibility is just
>>>> broken and we should forgo with it, making it equal to default
>>>> visibility?
>>> Like how?  You mean in GCC regarding protected as default visibility?  No,
>>> that's just throwing out the baby with the water.  We should make
>>> protected do what it was intended to do and accept that not all invariants
>>> that are true for default visible symbols are also true for protected
>>> symbols, possibly by ...
>>>> At least I couldn't decipher a solution that solves all of the issues
>>>> with protected visibility apart from trying to error at link-time (or
>>>> runtime?) for the cases that are tricky (impossible?) to solve.
>>> ... this.
>> Right. Protected visibility worked fine without copy relocations for
>> 15 years until HJ's patch. I don't know of anyone with a legitimate
>> complaint about that until HJ filed a bug based on his artificial test
>> case.
> Cary, please stop spreading the incorrect information.   There is
> at lease one GCC bug against protected symbol:
> which was reported by other people.

I opened this bug in 2005:

Richard opened:

in 2012.


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