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[lld-macho] Support linking against stub dylibs

Authored by int3 on Oct 7 2020, 2:58 PM.


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rG2e8e1bdb8939: [lld-macho] Support linking against stub dylibs

Stub dylibs differ from "real" dylibs in that they lack any content in
their sections. What they do have are export tries and symbol tables,
which means we can still link against them. I am unclear how to
properly create these stub dylibs; XCode 11.3's lipo is able to create
stub dylibs, but those lack LC_ID_DYLIB load commands and are considered
invalid by most tooling. Newer versions of lipo aren't able to create
stub dylibs at all. However, recent SDKs in XCode still come with valid
stub dylibs, so it still seems worthwhile to support them. The YAML in
this diff's test was generated by taking a non-stub dylib and editing
the appropriate fields.

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Any reason to prefer a universal binary with a single architecture to just a regular binary?

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Mon, Nov 9, 6:15 PM
int3 added inline comments.Mon, Nov 9, 9:05 PM

The stub dylibs bundled with XCode all seem to be contained within a universal binary (probably generated by some non-public version of lipo), so I figured this would be a more representative test case

This revision was landed with ongoing or failed builds.Tue, Nov 10, 12:19 PM
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