Prevent alias from pointing to weak aliases.


Prevent alias from pointing to weak aliases.

This adds back r204781.

Original message:

Aliases are just another name for a position in a file. As such, the
regular symbol resolutions are not applied. For example, given

define void @my_func() {

ret void

@my_alias = alias weak void ()* @my_func
@my_alias2 = alias void ()* @my_alias

We produce without this patch:

.weak   my_alias

my_alias = my_func

.globl  my_alias2

my_alias2 = my_alias

That is, in the resulting ELF file my_alias, my_func and my_alias are
just 3 names pointing to offset 0 of .text. That is *not* the
semantics of IR linking. For example, linking in a

@my_alias = alias void ()* @other_func

would require the strong my_alias to override the weak one and
my_alias2 would end up pointing to other_func.

There is no way to represent that with aliases being just another
name, so the best solution seems to be to just disallow it, converting
a miscompile into an error.


rafaelMar 27 2014, 8:26 AM
rL204933: [OPENMP] OMPExecutableDirective re-factoring