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Re: build-problems: GNU fileutils 4.01 on mipsel with glibc 2.2.2

To: Karsten Merker <karsten@excalibur.cologne.de>
Subject: Re: build-problems: GNU fileutils 4.01 on mipsel with glibc 2.2.2
From: Keith M Wesolowski <wesolows@foobazco.org>
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 22:32:58 -0800
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <20010304213609.B25825@linuxtag.org>; from karsten@excalibur.cologne.de on Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 09:36:09PM +0100
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On Sun, Mar 04, 2001 at 09:36:09PM +0100, Karsten Merker wrote:

> starts ok, but when coming to "checking for working mktime..." the script
> just hangs forever, and according to top there is nothing consuming CPU
...
> glibc-2.0.6 the problem does not appear. Can anybody confirm this on
> another system? Any ideas what can be the reason for this?

I can confirm that this does *not* happen for me with the same C
library but current CVS binutils and gcc (3.0 branch) on a big-endian
system.  I have observed a definite and reproducible problem, however,
with the version of binutils you described; in my case, the symptom
was insertion of garbage instructions into my kernel.  The problem
went away when I upgraded binutils.  I have no idea whether this is
related to the problem you are seeing.

I would suggest that you extract the test that configure is running
into a small C program (the tests are usually C programs); try to
compile, link, and run that program, and see what happens.  It could
be that the compiler or linker is hanging trying to build it, or that
the program itself hangs for some reason.  If the program hangs, run
it in a debugger and/or use strace.  Then post a minimal testcase.

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