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Re: ELF header kernel module wrong?

To: Jun Sun <>
Subject: Re: ELF header kernel module wrong?
From: Tom Appermont <>
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 19:13:27 +0100
Cc: Tom Appermont <>,
In-reply-to: <>; from on Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 09:20:29AM -0800
References: <> <>
Jun Sun wrote:
> > I'm trying to get modules to work on my R5000 little endian
> > target, linux 2.4.1 + modutils 2.4.2 .
> > 
> > When I insmod a module, I get error messages like:
> > 
> This is a well-known problem which also exists in the old toolchain.  If you
> can search the archive, you can see a string of discussions a few months
> back.  (I don't know if we have any mailing archive?)

I also don't know if their is a linux-mips archive, but luckily Geert
keeps one himself. I found the discussion thread you are referring to
(I think) and attached the final mail below.

> > I use egcs 1.2.1 + binutils 2.9.5. Is this a problem with my
> > binutils?
> > 
> Essentially it is caused by the different symbols sorting used in binutial and
> modutils.  I was trying to fix it but it was beyond my ken.

Hmmmm ... anybody else tried to fix this or with plans to do so?


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