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xlC 3.1.4  linker crashes on AIX4.2.1 when linking  C++ Templates

Posted on 1998-05-27
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I coded my  C++ code that includes lots of Templates and uses Roguewave to include the template implementation file inside the header. This causes compile-time template instantiation. While linking I get lots of duplicate warning the temparary files are huge ( 300M ) and finally the linker crashes with a segmentation fault.
A small test links OK the problem accures with relatively big applications.
Link flags are:
xlC_r -w -Wl,-bh:5 -Wl,-bnoobjreorder  -OBJ/AIX/CreditSwiss OBJ/AIX/CrInput.o  OBJ/AIX/CrSegSetInfo.o OBJ/AIX/CrSegmentsDB.o OBJ/AIX/CrMain.o OBJ/AIX/CrSegmentInfo.o OBJ/AIX/CrCollection.o OBJ/AIX/CrApplication.o OBJ/AIX/CrReqCBEvent.o OBJ/AIX/stub.o OBJ/AIX/CrOutput.o  OBJ/AIX/CrTopNNewDataEvent.o OBJ/AIX/C
rWriteToFile.o OBJ/AIX/CrHeader.o OBJ/AIX/CrConv.o OBJ/AIX/CrAddNewProbeEvent.o -L/usr/nms/lib/AIX -L/usr/local/lib  -L/usr/local/rogue/workspaces/AIX41/CSET31
/15s/lib -lDclServer -lcp_ipc -ldclWrapper -ldcl -lmpoller -lpoller -lsegments -
lsadb -lsasnmp -lcmu -lrequest -lPst -lPdtServer -lPdtIpc -lAgents -lObjects -lP
dtInfo -lPdtWrapper -lGenCpp -lRequests -lAgents -lObjects -lsnmp_wrapper -lprox
y -lgds -lbds -lrefcount -lnix -lnixrmon -lutil -lDnl -ldnl -linfile -lerrhandle
r -leventmgr -leventcb -lnixgenevent -ltracker -ldebug -lrestart -lnix -lerr -lm -lthr15s -lnet15s -ltls15s -lstd15s /usr/lib/libdl.a -lnet15s -lthr15s -ltls15s -lstd15s -lC_r -lpthreads
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If the linker crashes with a seg fault, then the linker has a bug. Report it to IBM or your supplier. They may be able so provide a patch, or suggest a workaround. They should be your first port of call. Failing that, try the comp.unix.aix newsgroup. Better still, contact your supplier but tell them that if they don't come up with a solution, fast, you will have to go to the newsgroups to ask, thereby publicising this shortcoming. This usually speeds up their response.
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Hello mbrutman, are you there?
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I have to change my code to Template link-time Resolution. It seems that xlC does not handle Template compile-time instantiation when you link several hundred object files. It creates too many duplicates and the system is running out of resourse. It crashes with an executable that is 300M of code.
Link-Time is also a nightmare. We had to customize some of our STL files ( like algoritm ) to resolve at compile time while others are link-time. Beware of Templates with xlC !!!
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Thanks BraveHeart for your help !!
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Good old C++ tends to suck in the rest of the universe unless you are very careful. Good luck and thanks for the points.
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