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Re: [libvirt] [PATCH v2] Check for --no-copy-dt-needed linker flag

On 08/19/2013 12:07 PM, Guido Günther wrote:

>>> +    `$LD --help 2>&1 | grep -- "--no-copy-dt-needed-entries" >/dev/null` && \
>> Doesn't do what you think (it tries to execute the output of grep -
>> which is thankfully empty on both success and failure).  Also wastes a
>> fork on grep, compared to the simpler:
> I was looking following virt-linker-relro.m4 and I'm getting the correct
> result since the output is always empty but for the non matching case
> grep exits with 1. However
>> case `$LD --help 2>&1` in
>>   *--no-copy-dt-needed-entries*) NO_INDIRECT_LDFLAGS=... ;;
>> esac
> this looks nicer.

Oh sure - blame copy-and-paste of bad habits :)

>> Why aren't you building this directly into $(AM_LDFLAGS) once, rather
>> than having to copy it into each and every library recipe?
>> Why only src/ and tests/? What about tools/ and daemon/?
> Again following the above example. I'll come up with a v3.

For a v3, it might be nice to have two patches - one that cleans up the
bad habits of RELRO handling, and the second that extends it with the
cleaner idioms.  Thanks for putting up with me :)

Eric Blake   eblake redhat com    +1-919-301-3266
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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