Bug 58861 - dynamic-symbol-mode does not work with 32-bit mac libraries
Summary: dynamic-symbol-mode does not work with 32-bit mac libraries
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin.Mac
Classification: Desktop
Component: mmp ()
Version: 3.8.0 (d15-4)
Hardware: PC Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT]
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-08-17 19:46 UTC by Chris Hamons
Modified: 2017-08-24 07:47 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: Yes
Last known good build: Reported as d15-2

Repro (385.63 KB, application/zip)
2017-08-17 19:46 UTC, Chris Hamons

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Description Chris Hamons 2017-08-17 19:46:17 UTC
Created attachment 24281 [details]

The dynamic symbol mode code causes 32-bit XM applications to fail with errors such as this

    Undefined symbols for architecture i386:
      "_OBJC_CLASS_$_MyClass", referenced from:
         -u command line option
    ld: symbol(s) not found for architecture i386

as the symbol only exists for 64-bit libraries:


Steps to reproduce:

- Unzip attached project
- Build and run. Note that it works
- Remove --dynamic-symbol-mode:ignore from mmp arguments in Mobile32 and compare
Comment 1 Chris Hamons 2017-08-17 19:48:27 UTC
Work around is to add "--dynamic-symbol-mode:ignore" to any top level XM projects that are 32-bit are affected.
Comment 2 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2017-08-18 11:46:58 UTC
Comment 3 Rolf Bjarne Kvinge [MSFT] 2017-08-18 11:49:50 UTC
@Chris, the test app crashes now with:

> Native type size mismatch between Xamarin.Mac.dll and the executing architecture. Xamarin.Mac.dll was built for 64-bit, while the current process is 32-bit.

which looks like another issue you were looking at, which I assume means you're creating a test case for that other issue, and in that case that test case would cover this bug as well. Or should I add a separate test case for this fix?
Comment 4 Chris Hamons 2017-08-18 13:16:57 UTC
That issue is filed here:


but the test apps are slightly different. That test was using a managed 32-bit library and hitting a managed name resolution issue. 

This bug would need a 32-bit native library linked in with a binding project.

I can help create a test for this if you'd like though.