Bug 39824 - gcc generates call to non-existent runtime function
gcc generates call to non-existent runtime function
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gcc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-05-09 04:48 EDT by j. alan eldridge
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:33 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-05-09 05:51:16 EDT
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Description j. alan eldridge 2001-05-09 04:48:27 EDT
Description of Problem:

Call the library function strcpy() with a source string of 4 chars or 
less, and compile with -O2 -fno-inline. GCC generates a call to 
__strcpy_small which does not exist.

How Reproducible:

[alane@wwweasel alane]$ rpm -q gcc
[alane@wwweasel alane]$ cat > urk.c
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <string.h>
#ifdef unix
#include <unistd.h>
#endif /* unix */
  char *s;
  return 0;
[alane@wwweasel alane]$ gcc -O2 -fno-inline -o urk urk.c
/tmp/ccCKE1op.o: In function `main':
/tmp/ccCKE1op.o(.text+0x77): undefined reference to `__strcpy_small'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
[alane@wwweasel alane]$ gcc -O2 -fno-inline -c urk.c
[alane@wwweasel alane]$ nm urk.o
         U __strcpy_small
00000000 t gcc2_compiled.
00000000 T main
         U malloc
         U puts
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2001-05-09 05:51:11 EDT
I'm aware of this, have solved it already - see
These patches will appear in gcc-2.96-85 and glibc-2.2.3-6 respectively.
Comment 2 Need Real Name 2001-09-04 00:02:24 EDT
I have the Red Hat 7.1 installed on my computer, and I had a little problem 
with the gcc compiler.
Please, I would like, if possible, of obtaining an answer for the following 
question: Why the simple source code below when compiled using the gcc (gcc 
test.c -o test) it generates the following message:  undefined reference to 
`sqrt' ?
(all the libraries are installed!!!)

/*Program Test*/
#include <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <math.h>

int main (void)
  int i;
  float s;

  for (i = 0 ; i <= 10 ; i++){
	s = sqrt(i);
 	printf("\n sqrt(%d) = %f", i , s);


Thank you.


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