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Re: GCC, '-pg' option and 'mcount' undefined

On 1/3/2012 6:45 PM, Angelo Graziosi wrote:
For the sake of completeness, I want to flag the following issue I have
found on Cygwin.

I have an application that doesn't build on Cygwin (gcc-4.5.3) because
undefined reference to `_mcount' etc... I have tried to reproduce it
with this simple example:

$ cat hello.c
#include <stdio.h>

int main()
printf("Hello World\n");

$ gcc -c -pg hello.c
$ gcc hello.o -o hello
hello.o:hello.c:(.text+0xa): undefined reference to `_mcount'
hello.o:hello.c:(.text+0xf): undefined reference to `__monstartup'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

If I try the same above example (and the true application) on Mac OS X
Lion with gcc-4.5.3 or on GNU Linux distributions like Fedora14 (gcc
4.5.1), Kubuntu (gcc-4.6.1), Ubuntu (i386, gcc-4.6.1), it works just fine,

$ ./hello
Hello World

If I want to build the above example on Cygwin, I need to link using the
same option '-pg',

$ gcc -pg hello.o -o hello
$ ./hello
Hello World

Yes, I can patch my true application to use '-pg' option when it needs,
but I would know if you (Dave?) have other ideas here.


from man gcc

    -pg Generate extra code to write profile information suitable
        for the analysis program gprof.  You must use this option
        when compiling the source files you want data about,
        and you must also use it when linking.

so it is working as expected on cygwin


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