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Re: Static compilation: segmentation fault in execution [host=x86_64, target: ia64]

2012/9/17 Benjamin Henrion <bh@udev.org>:
> On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 3:13 PM, José Luis García Pallero
> <jgpallero@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello:
>> I have installed in my x86_64 machine running Debian Sid the cross
>> compiler for ia64 from emdebian squeeze. I need to run my programs in
>> an old Altix 3700 Bx2 machine with 64 CPUs, and I need the cross
>> compiler because the machine has very old compilers (no OpenMP, etc.)
>> Because the machine has old libraries and kernel (Linux 2.4) I need to
>> generate the executables statically linked. The problem is when I run
>> them.
>> I have problems with a simple Hello world program
>> #include<stdio.h>
>> int main()
>> {
>>     printf("Hello world\n");
>>     return 0;
>> }
>> If I compile it dynamically linked, the executable runs without
>> problems in the ia64 environment, but if I compile it statically
>> linked (ia64-linux-gnu-gcc -static hello.c -o hello), when I try to
>> run in the ia64 machine I obtain a segmentation fault:
>> ia64-linux-gnu-gcc -static hello.c -o hello_static
>> ./hello_static
>> Segmentation fault
>> Is it a bug?
> GCC community has always been hostile to static compilation:
> http://www.staticramlinux.com/BuildingStaticCompiler.html
> "The GCC/Linux developer community is sold on shared library
> executables. They like shared libraries due to the reduced memory and
> disk footprints, as well as the concept that upgrading one shared
> library eventually automatically upgrades all applications which use
> that library. Consequently, information on statically linked programs
> is rather sparse."
> A simple test.c to see if your GCC can produce static binaries:
> http://www.stalinux.org/

The test.c compiles without errors with ia64-linux-gnu-gcc cross
compiler, so it should be capable to generate static binaries. The
probles is that the binary prodices a segmentation fault error when is
executed in the target machine

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José Luis García Pallero
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