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Re: [Xen-devel] libxl: link error

On Friday 13 August 2010 15:37:08 Christoph Egger wrote:
> On Friday 13 August 2010 14:29:07 Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Christoph Egger writes ("[Xen-devel] libxl: link error"):
> > > I get this link error when linking libxl:
> > >
> > > ld: libxl_dom.o: relocation R_X86_64_PC32 against symbol
> > > `hvm_build_set_params' can not be used when making a shared object;
> > > recompile with -fPIC
> >
> > I think this is probably a side effect of the addition of the
> > "_hidden" attribute (aka `__attribute__((visibility("hidden")))',
> > defined in libxl_internal.h) to this function ?
> This is not the problem but this triggers the issue.
> > Can you explain what the notable differences are between the Linux and
> > BSD ELF linkers ?  Perhaps the BSD linker does not support this
> > attribute, in which case we should probably #ifdef it out.
> NetBSD uses the GNU ld. I don't know the differences
> in the linker scripts between Linux and NetBSD.
> > Or perhaps the problem is something else.
> Yes, it is a bug in libxl/Makefile related to my local blktap/noblktap
> change. I added the .c instead the .o file. Fixed in my local tree. Sorry
> for the noise.

Argh, I was too fast with sending this mail.

I had commented out the gcc visiblity macros in libxl_internal.h to
see if the problem goes away. Yes, it did and forgot to undo it when
I found and fixed this Makefile problem.

It is definitely something else. The tools/libxl/Makefile specifies -fPIC.
Maybe libxc must be compiled with -fPIC, too?


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