On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 02:01:56PM -0700, H . J . Lu wrote:
> That is a kernel bug which has been fixed in the newer kernel. From my
> binutils release note:
> Changes from binutils 188.8.131.52.10:
> 1. Update from binutils 2001 1121.
> 2. Fix a linker symbol version bug for common symbols.
> 3. Update handling relocations against the discarded sections. You may
> need to apply the kernel patch enclosed here to your kernel source. If
> you still see things like
> drivers/char/char.o(.data+0x46b4): undefined reference to `local symbols in
> section .text.exit'
> in the final kernel link, that means you have compiled a driver into
> the kernel which has a reference to the symbol in a discarded section.
> Kernel 2.4.17 or above should work fine.
Sorry, I should have specified my kernel *IS* recently (Monday)
from linux-mips.sourceforge.net. And it was previously sync'd
to oss.sgi.com on Sunday, 21Apr02.
VERSION = 2
PATCHLEVEL = 4
SUBLEVEL = 18
EXTRAVERSION = -mips
Hence my befuddlement.
I'll fix the cc list to l-m-k.