Bug 915411 - libWebCoreInternals.a: could not read symbols: No more archived files
libWebCoreInternals.a: could not read symbols: No more archived files
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: binutils (Show other bugs)
s390x Unspecified
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Assigned To: Nick Clifton
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: ZedoraTracker
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Reported: 2013-02-25 12:15 EST by Dan Horák
Modified: 2015-02-18 08:50 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-18 08:50:44 EST
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libWebCoreInternals.a (74.53 KB, application/octet-stream)
2013-02-25 13:54 EST, Dan Horák
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Description Dan Horák 2013-02-25 12:15:41 EST
Build of webkitgtk3-1.11.90-2.fc19 on s390x fails with

libtool: link: g++ -fno-rtti -fno-strict-aliasing -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib64/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/pixman-1 -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/libpng15 -I/usr/include/libdrm -pthread -I/usr/include/gtk-3.0 -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/at-spi2-atk/2.0 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/gio-unix-2.0/ -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/gdk-pixbuf-2.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib64/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/harfbuzz -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/pixman-1 -I/usr/include/libpng15 -I/usr/include/libdrm -pthread -I/usr/include/libsoup-2.4 -I/usr/include/libxml2 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib64/glib-2.0/include -O2 -g1 -pipe -Wall -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m64 -march=z9-109 -mtune=z10 -Wno-c++0x-compat -O2 -Wl,-z -Wl,relro -o Programs/DumpRenderTree Tools/DumpRenderTree/Programs_DumpRenderTree-DumpRenderTreeCommon.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/Programs_DumpRenderTree-AccessibilityController.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/Programs_DumpRenderTree-AccessibilityTextMarker.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/Programs_DumpRenderTree-AccessibilityUIElement.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/Programs_DumpRenderTree-CyclicRedundancyCheck.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/Programs_DumpRenderTree-GCController.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/Programs_DumpRenderTree-TestRunner.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/Programs_DumpRenderTree-PixelDumpSupport.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/Programs_DumpRenderTree-WorkQueue.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/atk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-AccessibilityCallbacksAtk.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/atk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-AccessibilityControllerAtk.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/atk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-AccessibilityUIElementAtk.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/cairo/Programs_DumpRenderTree-PixelDumpSupportCairo.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/gtk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-AccessibilityControllerGtk.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/gtk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-AccessibilityUIElementGtk.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/gtk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-DumpRenderTree.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/gtk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-EditingCallbacks.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/gtk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-EventSender.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/gtk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-GCControllerGtk.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/gtk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-TestRunnerGtk.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/gtk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-PixelDumpSupportGtk.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/gtk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-SelfScrollingWebKitWebView.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/gtk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-TextInputController.o Tools/DumpRenderTree/gtk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-WorkQueueItemGtk.o Source/WebCore/platform/gtk/Programs_DumpRenderTree-GtkVersioning.o -Wl,--export-dynamic -pthread  ./.libs/libjavascriptcoregtk-3.0.so ./.libs/libwebkitgtk-3.0.so ./.libs/libWebCorePlatform.a ./.libs/libWebCoreModules.a ./.libs/libWebCoreInternals.a -lgtk-3 -lgdk-3 -latk-1.0 -lpangocairo-1.0 -lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 -lcairo-gobject -lpango-1.0 -lgmodule-2.0 -lgthread-2.0 -lsoup-2.4 -lgio-2.0 -lgobject-2.0 -lglib-2.0 -lcairo -lfontconfig -lfreetype -lharfbuzz -lXrender -lXt -lX11 -lrt -pthread -Wl,-rpath -Wl,/builddir/build/BUILD/webkitgtk-1.11.90/.libs -Wl,-rpath -Wl,/usr/lib64
./.libs/libWebCoreInternals.a: could not read symbols: No more archived files
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
make[1]: *** [Programs/DumpRenderTree] Error 1

The last successful build of webkit (1.11.2-3.fc19) used binutils.s390x 0:, will retry with these

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Comment 1 Dan Horák 2013-02-25 13:24:15 EST
libWebCoreInternals.a library is surprisingly small, cca 70 KB, couldn't an 4GB overflow happen? Couldn't bug 835957 re-appear in some other form?
Comment 2 Nick Clifton 2013-02-25 13:43:27 EST
Hi Dan,

  Please could you upload a copy of libWebCoreInternals.a for me ?


Comment 3 Dan Horák 2013-02-25 13:54:26 EST
Created attachment 702484 [details]
Comment 4 Nick Clifton 2013-02-25 16:34:07 EST
Hi Dan,

  Ah - this is a "thin" archive.  Ie it does not contain the object files themselves.  Instead it just contains the pathnames of the object files (relative to the archive) and a symbol table of their exported symbols.

  So, no, this is not a recurrence of 835957.

  The archive does appear to be corrupt however.  Runnning "readelf -c" on it shows:

  Index of archive libWebCoreInternals.a: 
  (0 entries, 0x123bc bytes in the symbol table)
  readelf: Error: libWebCoreInternals.a: 
  symbols remain in the index symbol table, but 
  without corresponding entries in the index table

This *might* be an occurrence of PR 15140:


How is libWebCoreInternals.a built ?  Is it just one ar command line, or is it built up with multiple invocations of ar ?  If the latter, then the problem might be that sometimes the "t" ar option is being used and sometimes it is not.  (This
was the problem underlying PR 15140).

Comment 5 Nick Clifton 2013-02-25 16:54:43 EST
Hi Dan,

Stop press - I was using an old version of readelf.  The latest version tells me:

./readelf -c libWebCoreInternals.a
Index of archive libWebCoreInternals.a: (870 entries, 0x10888 bytes in the symbol table)
readelf: Error: libWebCoreInternals.a: failed to read archive header

And this carries on for a while.  So the symbol table appears to be intact.

I suspect, given the linker error message, that the problem might be that one of the object files referenced by libWebCoreInternals.a has been deleted or moved, so that it can no longer be found.  Is this a possible scenario ?  If you run "readelf -h libWebCoreInernals.a" for example, do you get to see the headers of all of the archive members or does readelf complain about some missing files ?

Comment 6 Dan Horák 2013-02-27 08:37:42 EST
Hi Nick,

I don't see any error when doing "readelf -h libWebCoreInternals.a". I can give you access to the whole chroot with the build so you can easily inspect the files yourself. Just ping me (dhorak) on #tools IRC if you are interested.
Comment 7 Dan Horák 2013-03-01 07:37:49 EST
Hi Nick,

I have moved the chroot to /var/lib/mock/fedora-19-s390x.webkit/root so it doesn't clash with mock chroots I or other devels will create on the machine. Is there anything I can help you with? It's important for me to get webkit built as it blocks 1000s of other packages in the F-19 mass rebuild on s390.
Comment 8 Nick Clifton 2013-03-01 12:44:40 EST
Hi Dan,

  Right - so the situation is this:  Thin archives are broken on targets which also use 64-bit archives.  (Ie s390, MIPS, IA64).  The workaround is to just use ordinary archives not thin one.

  The bug itself is in the ar program when it creates the index table for the archive.  For 64-bit archives it always assumes that a "fat" archive is being created and so all but the first index are off by huge amounts.  I have an experimental patch to fix this problem which will be in binutils-, once it has been built.

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