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Re: [PATCH] Remove unnecessary IFUNC dispatch for __memset_chk.

On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 10:53 AM, Alexander Monakov <> wrote:
>> > Earlier you rejected the idea that a resolver can use an externally visible
>> > symbol.  I just don't see why you say it might be non-deterministic.  One
>> > can inspect the executable, LD_PRELOAD'ed modules, etc. to see whether they
>> > are going to provide an interposing definition of a symbol or not.  What is
>> > non-deterministic in there?
>> Due to the way how IFUNC is implemented, dependency on
>> external relocation may lead to undefined behavior.  We tried
>> to support external relocations in IFUNC selector:
>> But external relocation on  function address returned by IFUNC
>> selector isn't supported.
> Isn't this an implementation deficiency that can be solved, for example, by
> sorting GLOB_DAT relocation appropriately, rather than a fundamental
> restriction that any reasonable implementation of IFUNC would exhibit?

We have no control over GLOB_DAT, which can be a relocation
against IFUNC symbol and we only know for sure at run-time.


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