[ClusterLabs Developers] [libqb] heads-up: logging not working with binutils-2.29 standard linker (ld.bfd)
jpokorny at redhat.com
Tue Aug 1 17:07:24 EDT 2017
On 31/07/17 22:26 +0200, Jan Pokorný wrote:
> On 31/07/17 21:55 +0200, Jan Pokorný wrote:
>> This might be of interest *now* if you are fiddling with bleeding
>> edge, or *later* when the distros adopt that version of binutils or
>> newer: Root cause is currently unknown, but the good news is that
>> the failure will be captured by the test suite. At least this was
>> the case with the recent mass rebuild in Fedora Rawhide.
>> Will post more details/clarifications/rectifications when I know more.
> So, after reverting following patches (modulo test suite files that
> can be skipped easily) from 2.29:
> I got log.test running happily again. Will try to identify which one
> is to be blamed and follow up with binutils/ld maintainer.
> There's also an obligation on the libqb side to make the configure
> test much more bullet-proof, as having logging silently directed at
> "virtual /dev/null" could be quite painful. We might go as far
> as refusing to compile when section attribute supported by the
> compiler/GCC but linker being a show stopper -- I suspect the
> performance is the key driver for using that mechanism, so silent
> regression in this area might be undesirable as well.
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