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2018-09-05define and use internal macros for hidden visibility, weak refsRich Felker-3/+3
this cleans up what had become widespread direct inline use of "GNU C" style attributes directly in the source, and lowers the barrier to increased use of hidden visibility, which will be useful to recovering some of the efficiency lost when the protected visibility hack was dropped in commit dc2f368e565c37728b0d620380b849c3a1ddd78f, especially on archs where the PLT ABI is costly.
2016-02-18fix regression in SH/FDPIC dynamic linkerRich Felker-0/+2
the dynamic linker was found to hang when used as the PT_INTERP, but not when invoked as a command. the mechanism of this failure was not determined, but the cause is clear: commit 5552ce52000855906a5cb4f08f2e456573cca51f removed the SHARED macro, but arch/sh/crt_arch.h is still using it to choose the right form of the crt/ldso entry point code. moving the forced definition from rcrt1.c to dlstart.c restores the old behavior. eventually the logic should be changed to fully remove the SHARED macro or at least rename it to something more reasonable.
2016-01-25move dynamic linker to its own top-level directory, ldsoRich Felker-0/+146
this eliminates the last need for the SHARED macro to control how files in the src tree are compiled. the same code is used for both libc.a and, with additional code for the dynamic linker (from the new ldso tree) being added to but not libc.a. separate .o and .lo object files still exist for the src tree, but the only difference is that the .lo files are built as PIC. in the future, if/when we add dlopen support for static-linked programs, much of the code in dynlink.c may be moved back into the src tree, but properly factored into separate source files. in that case, the code in the ldso tree will be reduced to just the dynamic linker entry point, self-relocation, and loading of libraries needed by the main application.