[syslinux] syslinux-6.04-pre3 botched

hpa at zytor.com hpa at zytor.com
Mon Feb 11 22:27:59 PST 2019

On February 11, 2019 12:29:41 PM PST, Joakim Tjernlund <Joakim.Tjernlund at infinera.com> wrote:
>On Mon, 2019-02-11 at 12:15 -0800, H. Peter Anvin via Syslinux wrote:
>> I think I botched syslinux-6.04-pre3.  There are two fundamental
>> problems with the build:
>> a) The selection of what pieces of the library gets included in the
>>    is done manually whereas it really should be automatic;
>> b) The build doesn't fail if there are unresolved dependencies
>>    the libraries and the core.
>> I will fix these. (b) is IMO fundamental to avoid this error in the
>> future, so I want to fix it correctly.
>>         -hpa
>I think using -z muldefs when linking against gnu-efi(vs. excluding
>memcpy/memset) would be beneficial.
>That way building syslinux against older/future gnu-efi will not break
>and you get your
>optimized memset/memcpy impl. Gnu-efi just has the simplest impl. of
>these functions.
> Jocke

No. It really is the wrong thing to do, and could mask very serious bugs.

It also doesn't solve any of these problems 
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