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Re: 2.4 kernels + >=binutils-2.14.90.0.8

To: Kumba <kumba@gentoo.org>
Subject: Re: 2.4 kernels + >=binutils-2.14.90.0.8
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 22:04:22 +0100 (CET)
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On Wed, 17 Mar 2004, Kumba wrote:

> >  It looks like a bug somewhere in binutils, probably BFD.  The segment's
> > start address should be rounded up to 0x8010000, not down to 0x8000000.
> 
> Well, I did test removing the patch Thiemo mentioned 
> (http://sources.redhat.com/ml/binutils/2003-12/msg00380.html), and 
> rebuilding a kernel, and now they boot.  I tested a 2.4.25 on an Indy, 
> and 2.6.4 on an O2.  Perhaps a bug in this specific patch?

 The patch just triggers it.  Previously, the segment's start address as
set by Linux in a linker script was already aligned to the page size as it
was defined then.

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