Re: r286727 breaks geom_md.ko loading

From: Konstantin Belousov <>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:42:49 +0300
On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 04:15:15PM +0300, Gleb Smirnoff wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 08:10:05AM +0300, Konstantin Belousov wrote:
> K> >   There is regression after r286727. Our dynamic kernel linker doesn't
> K> > support weak symbols, so the geom_md.ko can no longer be loaded dynamically
> K> > neither from loader nor at runtime. Having it statically in kernel is
> K> > the only working option.
> K> 
> K> Perhaps, something could be fixed in the dynamic linker ?
> K> 
> K> I checked both i386 and amd64, and on both arches I can load geom_md.ko.
> K> On the other hand, I do not use preloaded mfs images.  Can you explain
> K> how to reproduce the issue, and what linker is affected ?  Note that we
> K> have two kernel dynamic linkers, one is used on amd64 and mips, second one
> K> is for all other architectures.
> To reproduce you need just a vanilla head, a kernel that doesn't have
> 'device md' in it, and run kldload geom_md.ko. Does that work for you?

Yes, it does, both on amd64 and i386.  You did not said which architecture
exposes your problem.  Post your kernel config.
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