[dpdk-dev] [PATCH] build: avoid --as-needed as it causes overlinking

Aaron Conole aconole at redhat.com
Wed Aug 28 15:53:04 CEST 2019


Christian Ehrhardt <christian.ehrhardt at canonical.com> writes:

> A while ago telemetry was added in 57ae0ec6 and it also added as-needed
> to config/meson.build. This seems no more needed these days as due to other
> build changes the ordering in buildlogs is:
>   [...] -lrte_telemetry [...] -Wl,--no-as-needed [...]
> Which means telemetry no more benefits from --no-as-needed anyway.
>
> Overlinking problems get triggered by the meson generated pkgconfig which
> will have:
>    [...] -Wl,--no-as-needed <somelibsusedbydpdk>
> This will overlink <somelibs> and in addition anything that follows
> as it also doesn't wrap back to --as-needed. So if a projects includes
> dpdk libs + <other> it will also consider <other> with --no-as-needed.
>
> Fixes: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/dpdk/+bug/1841759
>
> Signed-off-by: Christian Ehrhardt <christian.ehrhardt at canonical.com>
> ---

Hi Christian,

I agree this is something to be fixed.  It will need additional work,
though:

  https://travis-ci.com/ovsrobot/dpdk/builds/124909245

The unit tests are failing with this patch.

>  config/meson.build | 3 ---
>  1 file changed, 3 deletions(-)
>
> diff --git a/config/meson.build b/config/meson.build
> index 2bafea530..58800a980 100644
> --- a/config/meson.build
> +++ b/config/meson.build
> @@ -93,9 +93,6 @@ dpdk_conf.set('RTE_TOOLCHAIN_' + toolchain.to_upper(), 1)
>  
>  dpdk_conf.set('RTE_ARCH_64', cc.sizeof('void *') == 8)
>  
> -add_project_link_arguments('-Wl,--no-as-needed', language: 'c')
> -dpdk_extra_ldflags += '-Wl,--no-as-needed'
> -
>  # use pthreads
>  add_project_link_arguments('-pthread', language: 'c')
>  dpdk_extra_ldflags += '-pthread'


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