[Bug 970] #pragma visibility hidden in MdePkg/Include/X64/ProcessorBind.h is misconceived #pragma

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--- Comment #4 from zenith432(a)users.sourceforge.net ---
3a8: ff 35 00 00 00 00 pushq 0x0(%rip) # 3ae
3aa: R_X86_64_GOTPCREL DhcpDummyExtFree-0x4
This GOTPCREL can't be transformed because it's a pushq instruction. Only a
limited set of x86_64 opcodes with GOTPCREL relocations can be transformed.
They are summarized in appendix B.2 of


Nevertheless, you are right about the 2nd part...

3a1: 48 8d 05 00 00 00 00 lea 0x0(%rip),%rax # 3a8
3a4: R_X86_64_PC32 DhcpDummyExtFree-0x4
and after some tweaking of the options I found it's because of the -fpie as
opposed to -fpic.
Same GCC 8.1.1 on Fedora as my first post.
Same a.c sample as my first post.

gcc -fpic -Os -c -o a.o a.c

0000000000000000 <f>:
0: 48 8b 05 00 00 00 00 mov 0x0(%rip),%rax # 7 <f+0x7>
3: R_X86_64_REX_GOTPCRELX a-0x4
7: 8b 38 mov (%rax),%edi
9: e9 00 00 00 00 jmpq e <f+0xe>
a: R_X86_64_PLT32 g-0x4

gcc -fpie -Os -c -o a.o a.c

0000000000000000 <f>:
0: 8b 3d 00 00 00 00 mov 0x0(%rip),%edi # 6 <f+0x6>
2: R_X86_64_PC32 a-0x4
6: e9 00 00 00 00 jmpq b <f+0xb>
7: R_X86_64_PLT32 g-0x4

This is what GCC 8.1.1 documentation has to say about -fpie

-fpie -fPIE
These options are similar to ‘-fpic’ and ‘-fPIC’, but generate position
independent code can be only linked into executables. Usually these options are
used when ‘-pie’ GCC option is used during linking. ‘-fpie’ and ‘-fPIE’ both
define the macros __pie__ and __PIE__. The macros have the value 1 for ‘-fpie’
and 2 for ‘-fPIE’.

Go figure....

- On one hand, just because code "can only be linked into executables", doesn't
mean it's not going to try to access external symbols defined in dynamic
libraries built from code that was not "only linkable into executables".

- On the other hand, if using -fpie makes GCC assume none of the global symbols
need to be accessible to dynamic linking - then why does it ever generate
GOTPCREL-type relocations when -fvisibility=default? The -fpie should be
enough to eliminate all GOTPCREL, and in the small program a.c it is enough!
But in large EDK2 code GCC still occasionally emits GOTPCREL, and nevertheless
disappears it if -fvisibility=hidden.

So you're right, the visilibity should be left hidden for GCC/ELF. However,
this doesn't affect MACHO, and I'm not sure clang+ELF suffers from these quirks
either (don't have it set up).

I have another, probably better idea.
How about I add code to GenFw to handle the various flavors of GOTPCREL defined
by ELF (latest ABI spec has three). I think they can be correctly transformed
to COFF, because the GOT is not discarded (it is put in .text segment by ld
script). I'll check if there are other types of ELF relocation that can be
converted to COFF but are not handled by GenFw today. Then I'll submit this.
If this is done, then GenFw will no longer be as vulnerable to being broken by
ELF relocations.

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