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Bug 877741 - net-vpn/openvpn-2.5.7 fails tests (lto): <artificial>:(.text+0x1316): undefined reference to __wrap_parse_line
Summary: net-vpn/openvpn-2.5.7 fails tests (lto): <artificial>:(.text+0x1316): undefin...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Patrick McLean
Depends on:
Blocks: lto
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Reported: 2022-10-20 09:54 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2024-03-18 17:33 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

build.log (build.log,173.60 KB, text/plain)
2022-10-20 09:54 UTC, Agostino Sarubbo

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2022-10-20 09:54:03 UTC

Issue: net-vpn/openvpn-2.5.7 fails tests (lto).
Discovered on: amd64 (internal ref: lto_tinderbox)

This machine uses lto with CFLAGS=-flto -Werror=odr -Werror=lto-type-mismatch -Werror=strict-aliasing

Here is a bit of explanation:

User to find possible runtime issues in packages. It likely means the package is unsafe to build & use with LTO.
For projects using the same identifier but with different types across different files, they must be fixed to be consistent across the codebase.

Used to find possible runtime issues in packages. These bugs are a problem anyway but may be even worse when combined with LTO. C++ code must comply with the One Definition Rule (ODR) - see

Used to find possible runtime issues in packages. These bugs are a problem anyway but may be even worse when combined with LTO.

- If upstream is friendly and still active, file a bug upstream. For emulators, codecs, games, or multimedia packages, it may be worth just applying a workaround instead, as upstreams sometimes aren't receptive to these bugs (VALID FOR ALL).
- Use the new 'filter-lto' from flag-o-matic.eclass as it's likely to be unsafe with LTO (VALID FOR lto-type-mismatch - odr).
- Fix it yourself if interested, of course (VALID FOR ALL).
- Append-flags -fno-strict-aliasing (VALID FOR strict-aliasing).
- Use memcpy() but a union is sometimes suitable too (VALID FOR strict-aliasing).
- -fstrict-aliasing is implied by -O2, so this must be addressed in some form (VALID FOR strict-aliasing).

See also:
Comment 1 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2022-10-20 09:54:06 UTC
Created attachment 824843 [details]

build log and emerge --info
Comment 2 Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2022-10-20 09:54:08 UTC
Error(s) that match a know pattern in addition to what has been reported in the summary:

<artificial>:(.text+0x1316): undefined reference to `__wrap_parse_line'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
Comment 3 Paolo Pedroni 2024-02-12 11:35:44 UTC
Still in openvpn-2.6.8
Comment 4 Gert Doering 2024-03-18 17:33:04 UTC
OpenVPN upstream here.

This is cmocka based unit test code, with gcc being called with `-Wl,--wrap=parse_line` to, well, create a link-time wrapper for `parse_line()` (which would then be __wrap_parse_line(), provided by test_argv.c).

As far as I can see, the C signatures match, so there is no reason why `-flto` should be complaining here.  OTOH, -Wl,-wrap is documented as "only undefined references are replaced by the linker" and maybe this fails if the linker considers all .o files as "one" (but then I'd expect a complaint about `parse_line()` which would indeed be not present).

In other words: I think the compiler upsets itself here, and I do not see anything we could do about it (except not use -Wl,-wrap= and rewrite our unit test code).