Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 46906
program compiled with profiling (gcc -profile) crashes instantly
Last modified: 2016-11-24 10:24:20 EST
Description of Problem:
I'm trying to use profiling with an application I'm writing. When I just
compile with -pg (flag to gcc) it works. When I switch to -profile (flag
to gcc), or explicitly link in the libc_p, libm_p, libdl_p etc. in order
to get profiling data on c-library calls, it segfaults immediately upon
Here's the gdb trace:
#0 0x0806fb0f in _dl_lookup_versioned_symbol (undef_name=0x40016d64
"\bm\001@", ref=0x4070b1f0, symbol_scope=0x7, reference_name=0x0,
version=0x1, reloc_type=1073836912) at dl-lookup.c:193
#1 0x4000c28c in ?? ()
#2 0x400028cf in ?? ()
#3 0x4001048f in ?? ()
#4 0x40002382 in ?? ()
#5 0x400020ae in ?? ()
The program is also linking to the Oracle 8.1.7 OCI libraries.
The same thing happens regardless of whether I use the 'oracle
workaround' specified in the 7.1 release notes.
I also tried bringing the libc_p etc libraries from a 6.2 system. (there
is no compat-glibc-profile package). Same.
I also tried building the entire application on a straight-up redhat 6.2
system, with the oracle headers and libraries present on that system. It
crashes in exactly the same way.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. build with -profile
run as without -profile
I can get perfect profiling info about my own code (i.e. just the -pg)
but I need libc profiling.
No wonder when you link to one static libc_p.a and shared libc.so.6 at the
same time (plus dynamic linker).
Use -profile -static -pg.