--- Comment #5 from H.J. Lu < at gmail dot com> ---
(In reply to Alexander Monakov from comment #4)
> (In reply to H.J. Lu from comment #3)
> > It is because gold doesn't check archive for a common definition.
> Please elaborate - does ld.bfd try to extract static archive members when it
> already has a common definition? Why?

When ld sees a common symbol, it will use a non-common definiton
in a library, .a or .so, to override it.

> > Is there a common symbol involved?
> I don't think so, but I'm not sure. We've also seen other pain points like
> the same member extracted and given to the plugin multiple times, even
> though the second extraction cannot possibly satisfy any unresolved
> references.

Do you have a testcase?

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