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Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2016 22:08:25 -0700
From: Isaac Dunham <>
Subject: Re: Add support for amd64 target

On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:54:47PM -0400, Michael McConville wrote:
> Rich Felker wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 17, 2016 at 10:33:41PM -0400, Michael McConville wrote:
> > > AMD64 and x86-64 are effectively interchangeable terms. BSDs use the
> > > prior while Linux uses the latter. The below patch therefore fixes
> > > configure on OpenBSD.
> > 
> > I'm not opposed to adding this if you think it will help, but I'm
> > skeptical of whether a toolchain targeting OpenBSD can produce a
> > working musl build anyway. Are you trying to get something that runs
> > on OpenBSD or use the OpenBSD compiler as a makeshift cross compiler
> > to get a normal Linux build?
> FreeBSD and RISC-V (one an OS and the other an architecture, of course)
> both have Google Summer of Code projects for porting musl. This
> interests me, and because I'm on OpenBSD developer I thought I'd give it
> a try on OpenBSD.
> Whether or not I do either of the GSoC projects or follow through with
> an OpenBSD port, it's likely that someone will take up the FreeBSD
> project. In that case, this patch will have to be applied.
> I'm hopeful that BSD ports won't be invasive, considering how long the
> unpatched (ignoring the trivial configure patch) build ran.
> > > For what it's worth, the build then survives until linking. I haven't
> > > had a chance to diagnose that problem yet.
> > 
> > What are the linker errors you hit? It's not surprising that compiling
> > would work since no files external to the musl source tree are
> > accessed during compiling, but linking could bring in lots of issues,
> > and runtime even more.
> On what seems to be the final link command (judged from the number of
> object files involved), I get this:
> > obj/src/aio/aio.lo: In function `aio_cancel64':
> > aio.c:(.text.aio_cancel+0x19): undefined reference to `__guard_local'
> > /usr/bin/ld: obj/src/aio/aio.lo: relocation R_X86_64_PC32 against `__guard_local' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
> > /usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Bad value
> > collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> > Makefile:163: recipe for target 'lib/' failed
> > gmake: *** [lib/] Error 1
> We have some unique PIE features on by default, so this doesn't surprise
> me.

This means that you've got OpenBSD SSP turned on.
It's no surprise that this doesn't work; for an overview of some trouble
spots, I'll mention this link:
Try turning it off (-fno-stack-protector or equivalent) for starters.
Long-term, a proper port might require patching musl to support OpenBSD

By the way, is this the stock OpenBSD GCC 4.2?

Isaac Dunham

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