On Wed, Aug 25, 1999 at 09:38:50AM -0700, Nicholas C. Weaver wrote:
> I am currently attempting to get linux-mips working on the DDB
> Vrc5074 development board (NEC Vr5000 CPU, Vrc5074 glue chip, little
> endian mips), and I'm having problems with the linking. My current
> start point is 2.2.10 from the SGI repository. (Note that I know
> there are some other problems with this kernel on little-endian
> machines, but I can wait on that until I fix this problem).
> Specifically, _end is not the last symbol in the kernel, which
> causes the memory management routines to think that the free memory
> starts in the middle of the kernel's static memory.
> I'm using the arch/mips/ld.script.little as the linking
> script, LD version is GNU ld version 2.9.1 (with BFD 2.9.1) (stock
> compiled from the standard binutils distribution). Suggestions as to
> what might be wrong?
2.9.1 is so buggy on MIPS that I won't even bother to further consider
bug reports against it. Use 2.8.1 with the patches from
ftp.linux.sgi.com. Aside of that, I fixed the problem a few days ago
in the CVS archive.