LLVMHello pass compile error under Cygwin

I've built LLVM/Clang from svn under Cygwin on Windows 7. I'd like to
build on the LLVMHello pass example, however, when I try:

$ cd $LLVM/lib/Transforms/Hello
$ make

I receive a large number of errors which start with:

llvm[0]: Linking Debug+Asserts Loadable Module LLVMHello.dll
In function `runOnFunction':
undefined reference to `llvm::errs()'

I've built and ran the same example under Linux with no problems. Does
anyone have an idea what the problem might be?

Graham, good morning.

To build LLVMHello on cygming, you should configure llvm with --enable-shared .

Even with enable-shared, you might build lib/Transforms/Hello manually.
(yeah, on cygming, LLVMHello should depend on tools/llvm-shlib)

And, you'd be better to build with --enable-optimized.
With enable-shared, llvm-shlib tends to fail with too many debug symbols.

HTH, ...Takumi

Thankyou Takumi,

Without --enable-optimized I get a"File too big" error from the linker:

llvm[1]: Linking all LLVMLibs together for LLVM-3.0svn
too many sections (59747)
final link failed: File too big
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[1]: *** [/cygdrive/c/Users/Graham/home/projects/llvm_cygwin3/tools/llvm-shlib
/Debug+Asserts/LLVM-3.0svn.a.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory
make: *** [all] Error 1

(By the way, I have 4Gb Ram under 64-bit Windows 7, and use Cygwin's GCC 4.5.3)

If I instead use --enable-optimized, everything builds, however any
invocation of clang.exe
now halts with a segmentation fault, as shown:

clang hello.c fails:
      0 [main] clang 3608 exception::handle: Exception: STATUS_ACCESS_VIOLATION
  10619 [main] clang 3608 open_stackdumpfile: Dumping stack trace to
clang: error: unable to execute command: Segmentation fault (core dumped)
clang: error: clang frontend command failed due to signal 2 (use -v to
see invocation)
clang: note: diagnostic msg: Please submit a bug report to http://llvm.org/bugs/
and include command line arguments and all diagnostic information.
clang: error: unable to execute command: Segmentation fault (core dumped)
clang: note: diagnostic msg: Error generating preprocessed source(s).

Can you offer a suggestion here? (I am happy to submit a bug report if


Graham, please try "--disable-embed-stdcxx".

In TOT, "--enable-embed-stdcxx" by default. It would be the time to
change the default....


Thanks again, it worked!

./configure --enable-shared --enable-optimized --disable-embed-stdcxx
cd $LLVM/lib/Transforms/Hello
opt -load $LLVM/Release+Asserts/bin/LLVMHello.dll --help