Commit a19826f4 authored by Alan Modra's avatar Alan Modra
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PR24981, Hit assertion failure in ld/ldlang.c:7504

This fixes a problem with commit 128bf1fe, a patch I made
2019-08-06.   Apparently it is possible to trigger the assertion I
added during an LTO bootstrap, something I haven't reproduced.
However, I did find a case triggered by an odd linker script feature
that allows a file to be loaded from the script without specifying
that file on the command line.  Regarding input sections:
  "When you use a file name which is not an archive:file specifier
   and does not contain any wild card characters, the linker will
   first see if you also specified the file name on the linker command
   line or in an INPUT command.  If you did not, the linker will
   attempt to open the file as an input file, as though it appeared on
   the command line."

So putting
  .foo : { foo.a(*) }
into a script supposedly extracts foo.a into .foo.  Except it doesn't,
since this feature is meant for object files only.  Well anyway,
assuming --whole-archive was given on the command line, foo.a contains
a -flto object and no other objects involved were -flto then we'll hit
the assert due to files added like foo.a here *not* having their input
statement put on the general statement list.  Why these are not put on
the statement list isn't obvious but it has been that way since commit
193c5f93 in 1994.

	PR 24981
	* ldlang.c (lang_process): Remove assertion.  Comment.
parent 7a289707
2019-09-12 Alan Modra <>
PR 24981
* ldlang.c (lang_process): Remove assertion. Comment.
2019-09-11 Alan Modra <>
* emultempl/elf32.em: Remove "misnamed" comment. Rename to..
......@@ -7502,8 +7502,9 @@ lang_process (void)
prev = find_next_input_statement (prev);
if (*prev != (void *) plugin_insert->next_real_file)
/* Huh? We didn't find the expected input statement. */
/* We didn't find the expected input statement.
This can happen due to lookup_name creating input
statements not linked into the statement list. */
prev = &plugin_insert->;
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