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Re: insmod problems

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: insmod problems
From: Michael Shmulevich <michaels@jungo.com>
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 11:53:12 +0300
Cc: Shay Deloya <shay@jungo.com>, linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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Ralf Baechle wrote:

On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 07:13:43PM +0300, Shay Deloya wrote:


I have an old problem came up again and the old solution aren't helping.
Relocation overflow of type 4 for
Is it insmod knowen bugs that the relocation is done in bad way or a linker/compiler bug. I'm using compiler: egcs ver 1.0.3a
I'm checking this problem at the moment and looking for insmod bug.


You'll have to upgrade to very current binutils which for mips*-linux
targets default to elf32-trad{big,little}mips, not IRIX ELF format.  Also
it seems your modutils are a bit rotten, get the latest from ftp.kernel.org.

  Ralf

On the same topic: same source (!!) 'insmod' executable compiled with new (2.10) binutils doesn't exibit such relocation problem.

What may be causing 'insmod' to be dependant on binutils which compile it? The module *.o is exactly same as it was before.


Sincerely yours,
Michael Shmulevich
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