Re: [PATCH v4 0/7] BaseTools: add support for GCC5 in LTO mode

Ard Biesheuvel

On 1 August 2016 at 04:26, Gao, Liming <> wrote:
My GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Ubuntu) 2.24. Which version you use?

1. #pragma GCC visibility push (hidden) , GCC5 with GCC49 tool chain pass. GCC5 with GCC5 tool chain failure. Here is failure message.
GenFw: Elf64Convert.c:424: ScanSections64: Assertion `((BOOLEAN)(0==1))' failed.
GenFw: ERROR 3000: Invalid
Did not find any '.text' section.
Aborted (core dumped)

2. #pragma GCC visibility push (protected), GCC5 with GCC49 tool chain failure, GCC5 with GCC5 tool chain pass. Failure message is below.
Thanks for checking. The problem with GCC5 is that the fact that
'_ModuleEntryPoint' is also hidden, which confuses the LTO code and
makes it eliminate all input objects. I think this is a bug in LTO,
since the entry point is passed explicitly to the linker using the -e
option. But we still need to work around it.

Since the current issue (#2) is a problem with GCC49, I will propose a
separate patch to fix it by changing the 'protected' to 'hidden'. I
will then add a patch to my GCC5 series as well to work around the LTO


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