I’m having a senior moment. I have a program, one of the things it does is call gettimeofday(), I compiled with –fPIC then I put into a shared library which I built using gcc –shared. When a program that is linked against this shared library runs and invokes the program in question it craps out calling gettimeofday() branching somewhere unexpected (i.e. Not within libc.so which is what I would have expected).
I’ve verified that the code generated is correct:
Used readelf on the objet to see what it thinks about that symbol:
00000000012a 062900000013 R_390_PC32DBL 0000000000000000 gettimeofday + 2
000000003736 062900000013 R_390_PC32DBL 0000000000000000 gettimeofday + 2
1577: 0000000000000000 0 NOTYPE GLOBAL DEFAULT UND gettimeofday
Used it again on the shared library:
00000000c572 005c00000013 R_390_PC32DBL 0000000000000000 gettimeofday + 2
00000000fb7e 005c00000013 R_390_PC32DBL 0000000000000000 gettimeofday + 2
92: 0000000000000000 0 FUNC GLOBAL DEFAULT UND gettimeofday(a)GLIBC_2.2 (2)
442: 0000000000000000 0 FUNC GLOBAL DEFAULT UND gettimeofday@(a)GLIBC_2.2
With -fPIC it should be R_390_PLT32DBL in the .o and there has to be a R_390_JMP_SLOT relocation in the .so. The R_390_PC32DBL is not sufficient to reach the symbol. (Got that tidbit from IBM but should’ve realized that myself.)
All I can think of is that I created the shared library incorrectly:
gcc –g –fPIC –o lineUtil.o lineUtil.c
gcc –shared –o libxxx.so lineUtil.o ...
So it appears something in binutils is in error. The version installed on my Fedora 15 system is 126.96.36.199.6-6.fc15.