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Re: [Libguestfs] [PATCH v2] daemon: Use a configure-time test to find the best OCaml runtime.



On Tuesday, 14 November 2017 19:02:51 CET Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> In OCaml 4.06 we need to link to daemon to libasmrun_pic.a (the OCaml
> runtime linked with -fPIC).  Otherwise you will see many errors like
> this:
> 
>     /usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib64/ocaml/libasmrun.a(startup_aux.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `.rodata.str1.1' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
>     /usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib64/ocaml/libasmrun.a(startup.o): relocation R_X86_64_32S against symbol `caml_data_segments' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
>     /usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib64/ocaml/libasmrun.a(fail.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against symbol `caml_exn_Failure' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
>     /usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib64/ocaml/libasmrun.a(roots.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against symbol `caml_frametable' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
> 
> This commit use a configure-time test to find the best OCaml runtime.
> ---
>  daemon/Makefile.am  |  2 --
>  m4/guestfs-ocaml.m4 | 26 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  2 files changed, 26 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/daemon/Makefile.am b/daemon/Makefile.am
> index af3184d3e..27630d2bc 100644
> --- a/daemon/Makefile.am
> +++ b/daemon/Makefile.am
> @@ -328,10 +328,8 @@ OCAMLFLAGS = $(OCAML_FLAGS) $(OCAML_WARN_ERROR)
>  
>  if !HAVE_OCAMLOPT
>  OBJECTS = $(BOBJECTS)
> -CAMLRUN = camlrun
>  else
>  OBJECTS = $(XOBJECTS)
> -CAMLRUN = asmrun
>  endif
>  OCAML_LIBS = \
>  	-lmlpcre \
> diff --git a/m4/guestfs-ocaml.m4 b/m4/guestfs-ocaml.m4
> index 54ad355cd..3f78d1fb3 100644
> --- a/m4/guestfs-ocaml.m4
> +++ b/m4/guestfs-ocaml.m4
> @@ -85,6 +85,32 @@ if test "x$enable_daemon" = "xyes"; then
>      if test "x$OCAML_PKG_hivex" = "xno"; then
>          AC_MSG_ERROR([the OCaml module 'hivex' is required])
>      fi
> +
> +    dnl Check which OCaml runtime to link the daemon again.
> +    dnl We can't use AC_CHECK_LIB here unfortunately because
> +    dnl the other symbols are resolved by OCaml itself.
> +    AC_MSG_CHECKING([which OCaml runtime we should link the daemon with])
> +    if test "x$OCAMLOPT" != "xno"; then
> +        for f in asmrun_pic asmrun; do
> +            if test -f "$OCAMLLIB/lib$f.a"; then
> +                CAMLRUN=$f
> +                break
> +            fi
> +        done
> +    else
> +        for f in camlrun; do
> +            if test -f "$OCAMLLIB/lib$f.a"; then
> +                CAMLRUN=$f
> +                break
> +            fi
> +        done
> +    fi
> +    if test "x$CAMLRUN" != "x"; then
> +        AC_MSG_RESULT([$CAMLRUN])
> +    else
> +        AC_MSG_ERROR([could not find or link to libasmrun or libcamlrun])
> +    fi
> +    AC_SUBST([CAMLRUN])

LGTM.

Thanks,
-- 
Pino Toscano

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