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@ 2022-10-14 11:10 Tom de Vries
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From: Tom de Vries @ 2022-10-14 11:10 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: gdb-cvs;h=68f7bda9b1c32920ce4a2fe65129525bc0b05bf7

commit 68f7bda9b1c32920ce4a2fe65129525bc0b05bf7
Author: Tom de Vries <>
Date:   Fri Oct 14 13:09:50 2022 +0200

    [gdb/testsuite] Fix nopie test-cases with target board unix/-fPIE/-pie
    Compilers default to either PIE or no-PIE executables.
    In order to test PIE executables with a compiler that produces non-PIE by
    default, we can use target board unix/-fPIE/-pie, which set the multilib_flags
    of the target board to "-fPIE -pie".
    Likewise, we can use target board unix/-fno-PIE/-no-pie with a compiler that
    produces PIE by default.
    The target board unix/-fno-PIE/-no-pie has a potential problem when compiling
    shared libs, because the multilib_flags will override the attempts of
    gdb_compile_shlib to compile with -fPIC.  This is taken care of by running the
    body of gdb_compile_shlib wrapped in with_PIE_multilib_flags_filtered.
    The target board unix/-fPIE/-pie has a problem with nopie compilations.  The
    current approach is to do the compilation hoping for the best, and if we find
    out that the resulting executable is PIE despite specifying nopie, we error
    out with the standard error message "nopie failed to prevent PIE executable".
    That however does not work for hard-coded assembly nopie test-cases, which will
    just noisily refuse to compile:
    ld: amd64-disp-step0.o: relocation R_X86_64_32S against `.text' can not be \
      used when making a PIE object; recompile with -fPIE^M
    Fix this in gdb_compile by filtering out the PIE settings in the target board
    multilib_flags when pie or nopie is specified.
    Tested on x86_64-linux.

 gdb/testsuite/lib/gdb.exp | 5 ++++-
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/gdb/testsuite/lib/gdb.exp b/gdb/testsuite/lib/gdb.exp
index 7de8bb60c19..1167aa73e2c 100644
--- a/gdb/testsuite/lib/gdb.exp
+++ b/gdb/testsuite/lib/gdb.exp
@@ -4783,7 +4783,10 @@ proc gdb_compile {source dest type options} {
-    set result [target_compile $source $dest $type $options]
+    cond_wrap [expr $pie != -1 || $nopie != -1] \
+	with_PIE_multilib_flags_filtered {
+	set result [target_compile $source $dest $type $options]
+    }
     # Prune uninteresting compiler (and linker) output.
     regsub "Creating library file: \[^\r\n\]*\[\r\n\]+" $result "" result

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