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To: zhuzhenhua <zzh.hust@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: BFD: Warning: Writing section `.text' to huge (ie negative) file offset 0xa1ffff10
From: Nigel Stephens <nigel@mips.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2006 13:49:56 +0100
Cc: Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de>, linux-mips <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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zhuzhenhua wrote:
> On 6/1/06, Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de> wrote:
>> zhuzhenhua wrote:
>> > i have write a code to link at 0xa2000000(uncached address)
>> > but when link i get the error as
>> > "BFD: Warning: Writing section `.text' to huge (ie negative) file
>> > offset 0xa1ffff10.
>> > BFD: Warning: Writing section `.data' to huge (ie negative) file
>> > offset 0xa200b050.
>> > BFD: Warning: Writing section `.reginfo' to huge (ie negative) file
>> > offset 0xa200c980.
>> > mipsel-linux-objcopy: /root/project/brec_flash/release/brec_flash.bin:
>> > File truncated
>> > make: *** [brec_flash] Error 1"
>> >
>> > my link.xn as follow:
>> >
>> > OUTPUT_ARCH(mips)
>> > ENTRY(brec_flash_entry)
>> > SECTIONS
>> > {
>> > .text 0xa2000000 :
>>
>> Use
>>
>>  . = 0xa2000000;
>>  .text :
>>
>> instead. "info ld" explains the subtle difference.
>>
>>
>> Thiemo
>>
>
> do you mean use
> . = 0xa2000000;
> .text :
> to replace
> .text 0xa2000000 :
> ?
> i modify as that, and it still get the same message
>

I think the problem is not with the linker, but in your use of objcopy
to convert your ELF file to a raw binary file.

1) What arguments are you giving to mipsel-linux-objcopy?

2) What is the output from mipsel-linux-objdump -h run on your
intermediate ELF object file?


Nigel

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