[meta-virtualization] [v2 PATCH] go-cross: Fix host contamination for x86_64 host to x86_64 target

Jason Wessel jason.wessel at windriver.com
Tue Sep 20 10:01:12 PDT 2016

The go-cross package is explicitly for compiling target libraries on
the host system.  When the target architecture matches the host
architecture it will actually use the host's linker and compiler
however which can result in the generation of the cgo.a library having
linker symbols which might not work properly when compiling other

A typical error looks like this when building consul-migrate:

/opt/build-intel-x86/tmp/sysroots/x86_64-linux/usr/lib/x86_64-linux/go/pkg/tool/linux_amd64/link: running x86_64-yocto-linux-gcc failed: exit status 1
/opt/build-intel-x86/tmp/sysroots/x86_64-linux/usr/libexec/x86_64-yocto-linux/gcc/x86_64-yocto-linux/5.2.0/ld: /opt/build-intel-x86/tmp/work/core2-64-yocto-linux/consul-migrate/git-r0/build-tmp/go-link-956548052/000002.o: unrecognized relocation (0x2a) in section `.text'
/opt/build-intel-x86/tmp/sysroots/x86_64-linux/usr/libexec/x86_64-yocto-linux/gcc/x86_64-yocto-linux/5.2.0/ld: final link failed: Bad value
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

The fix is to use the make.bash --target-only option to properly build
the libraries with the target toolchain.

When the host architecture does not match the target architecture we
must also force build the target libraries or they get dynamically
populated into the sysroot in an uncontrolled manner by the first
package that uses go-cross to compile code.

Signed-off-by: Jason Wessel <jason.wessel at windriver.com>
 recipes-devtools/go-cross/go-cross.inc | 10 +++++++++-
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/recipes-devtools/go-cross/go-cross.inc b/recipes-devtools/go-cross/go-cross.inc
index 613e9c7..6363a78 100644
--- a/recipes-devtools/go-cross/go-cross.inc
+++ b/recipes-devtools/go-cross/go-cross.inc
@@ -2,6 +2,10 @@ inherit cross
 DEPENDS += "go-native"
+# Prevent runstrip from running because you get errors when the host arch != target arch
+STRIP = "echo"
 export GOHOSTOS = "${BUILD_GOOS}"
 export GOOS = "${TARGET_GOOS}"
@@ -26,6 +30,8 @@ do_compile() {
     cd src
     ./make.bash --host-only
+    # Ensure cgo.a is built with the target toolchain
+    GO_FLAGS="-a" ./make.bash --target-only
 do_install() {
@@ -38,7 +44,9 @@ do_install() {
     install -d ${D}${bindir}
     for f in ${B}/bin/*
-        install -m755 $f ${D}${bindir}
+        if [ ! -d "$f" ] ; then
+            install -m755 $f ${D}${bindir}
+        fi

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