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Re: Updates for RedHat 7.1/mips

To: "H . J . Lu" <hjl@lucon.org>
Subject: Re: Updates for RedHat 7.1/mips
From: Geoffrey Espin <espin@idiom.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 14:11:36 -0700
Cc: linux-mips@oss.sgi.com, linux-mips-kernel@lists.sourceforge.net
In-reply-to: <20020424140156.A28438@lucon.org>; from H . J . Lu on Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 02:01:56PM -0700
References: <20020423155925.A8846@lucon.org> <20020424135339.A24558@idiom.com> <20020424140156.A28438@lucon.org>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
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 2.11.92.0.10:
> 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 
> discarded
>  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.
> H.J.

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.

Geoff
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