Bug 1576735 - /usr/bin/ld: BFD version 2.30 assertion fail elf32-i386.c:3881 (PIE related)
Summary: /usr/bin/ld: BFD version 2.30 assertion fail elf32-i386.c:3881 (PIE related)
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: binutils
Version: 29
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: H.J. Lu
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-05-10 09:32 UTC by Honza Horak
Modified: 2019-11-27 22:47 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: binutils-2.30-20.fc29
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Cause: The x86 targeted form of the BFD linker would attempt to resolve the special symbols __bss_start, _end and _edata on a global basis when creating a shared library. Consequence: The linker would trigger an assertion failure due to these symbols being multiply defined. Fix: Correct the linker so that the references to these special symbols are resolved locally rather than globally. Result: The linker no longer triggers an assertion failure and instead links the binary properly.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2019-11-27 22:47:49 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Honza Horak 2018-05-10 09:32:51 UTC
Description of problem:
When compiling a community-mysql package, ld fails on assert. Koji log e.g: https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org//work/tasks/8835/26868835/build.log

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# rpm -q binutils

How reproducible:
every-time, only on 32bit intel

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Download a package that causes this issue
#> wget https://kojipkgs.fedoraproject.org//packages/community-mysql/5.6.39/2.module_1725+1570e8f8/src/community-mysql-5.6.39-2.module_1725+1570e8f8.src.rpm

2. Build the RPM on 32bit intel:
#> mock -r fedora-rawhide-i386 community-mysql-5.6.39-2.module_1725+1570e8f8.src.rpm

3. Run mock interactively:
#> mock -r fedora-rawhide-i386 --shell

4. Run the problematic c++ command:
#> cd /builddir/build/BUILD/mysql-5.6.39/build/sql
#> /usr/bin/c++  -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Werror=format-security -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -Wp,-D_GLIBCXX_ASSERTIONS -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong -grecord-gcc-switches -specs=/usr/lib/rpm/redhat/redhat-hardened-cc1 -specs=/usr/lib/rpm/redhat/redhat-annobin-cc1 -m32 -march=i686 -mtune=generic -fasynchronous-unwind-tables -fstack-clash-protection -fcf-protection -fPIC -Wall -Wextra -Wformat-security -Wvla -Woverloaded-virtual -Wno-unused-parameter -O3 -g -fabi-version=2 -fno-omit-frame-pointer -fno-strict-aliasing -DDBUG_OFF -DMY_PTHREAD_FASTMUTEX=1  -Wl,--export-dynamic  -pie -Wl,-z,relro,-z,now CMakeFiles/mysqld.dir/main.cc.o  -o mysqld -lpthread libsql.a libbinlog.a librpl.a libmaster.a libslave.a libsql.a ../mysys/libmysys.a ../mysys_ssl/libmysys_ssl.a ../storage/archive/libarchive.a ../storage/blackhole/libblackhole.a ../storage/csv/libcsv.a ../storage/federated/libfederated.a ../storage/heap/libheap.a ../storage/innobase/libinnobase.a -laio ../storage/myisam/libmyisam.a ../storage/myisammrg/libmyisammrg.a ../storage/perfschema/libperfschema.a libpartition.a ../mysys/libmysys.a ../dbug/libdbug.a ../mysys/libmysys.a ../dbug/libdbug.a -lz -lm ../strings/libstrings.a ../vio/libvio.a ../regex/libregex.a -lcrypt -lssl -lcrypto -ldl -lpthread 

Actual results:
/usr/bin/ld: BFD version 2.30-18.fc29 assertion fail elf32-i386.c:3881
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

Expected results:
no error

Additional info:
Seems to work on F28, where there is binutils-2.29
Also, when removing -pie option, it succeeds, using -O0 does not have any effect.

Comment 1 H.J. Lu 2018-05-11 02:47:22 UTC
A patch is posted at


Comment 2 H.J. Lu 2018-05-14 11:04:57 UTC
It has been fixed for binutils 2.31.

Comment 3 Nick Clifton 2018-05-14 11:48:03 UTC
I have added H.J.'s patch to the rawhide binutils.

Fixed in: binutils-2.30-20.fc29

Comment 4 Jan Kurik 2018-08-14 11:19:21 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 29 development cycle.
Changing version to '29'.

Comment 5 Ben Cotton 2019-10-31 19:09:47 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 29 is nearing its end of life.
Fedora will stop maintaining and issuing updates for Fedora 29 on 2019-11-26.
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Comment 6 Ben Cotton 2019-11-27 22:47:49 UTC
Fedora 29 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-11-26. Fedora 29 is
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