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Re: Is this a toolchain bug?

To: Matthew Dharm <>
Subject: Re: Is this a toolchain bug?
From: Daniel Jacobowitz <>
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2002 20:13:27 -0500
Cc: Kevin Paul Herbert <>, Linux-MIPS <>
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References: <a05100303b8a033ebf33b@[]> <>
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On Mon, Feb 25, 2002 at 12:30:38PM -0800, Matthew Dharm wrote:
> Well, that fixes it.  The driver works out-of-the-box with just some
> minor makefile modifications.
> So, we've got a problem somewhere in the module handling.  Either the
> symbol wasn't being relocated properly, or it wasn't being allocated
> properly, or something.  I'm not an expert in this region of the
> kernel, but my guess is that we're going to see this more and more
> often, so someone with a clue should take a look at this.
> I'm more than willing to help, as I seem to be the only person with a
> 100% reproducable situation.  But I really have no idea even where to
> begin looking... my expertise ends right about at objdump, and even
> then I'm not certain how some of that data should look for loadable
> modules.

Silly question... was the module built with the correct flags?  Look at
a command line; does it have all the same options as when you build a
module in the kernel source?

I bet something's missing.  Probably -G 0...

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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