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Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2022 19:38:13 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
To: Rui Ueyama <>
Subject: Re: `musl-gcc -static` and lld/mold

On Sun, Nov 13, 2022 at 08:11:29AM +0800, Rui Ueyama wrote:
> Hi,
> I think I found a musl-gcc issue. It looks like musl-gcc always appends
> `-dynamic-linker /lib/` even if `-static` is given. That
> causes a created program to immediately crash on startup as you can see
> below:
> $ cat hello.c
> #include <stdio.h>
> int main() { printf("Hello\n"); }
> $ musl-gcc -static -fuse-ld=lld hello.c -o hello
> $ ./hello
> Segmentation fault (core dumped)
> $ musl-gcc -static -fuse-ld=lld hello.c -o hello -Wl,-no-dynamic-linker
> $ ./hello
> Hello
> This also happens to my new linker, mold, as well. `-dynamic-linker` option
> is passed to the linker, and lld and mold do what it is told to do, so I
> don't think it is a linker's bug. Rather, it's a compiler front end's bug
> that passes the unnecessary command line option. Can you not to append
> `-dynamic-linker` if `-static`?

Yes, I think this should be fixed. It only works with bfd ld without
static pie (which we're also missing support for) because it just
ignores -dynamic-linker in the ET_EXEC case.

Would you be willing to propose a candidate patch? I believe this has
been raised before in the context of static pie not working with
musl-gcc (it didn't exist when the wrapper was added) so ideally that
will get fixed too.


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