>>>>> "Steven" == Steven J Hill <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Steven> Greetings. I have been chasing down a binutils regression
Steven> that is preventing me from building a Linux/MIPS kernel using
Steven> a gcc-4.2 based toolchain. Here is the snippet of output when
Steven> building a 2.6.12 kernel for my platform:
Steven> LD drivers/mtd/maps/built-in.o
Steven> LD drivers/mtd/nand/built-in.o
Steven> LD drivers/mtd/built-in.o
Steven> mipsel-linux-uclibc-ld: final link failed: Bad value
Steven> make: *** [drivers/mtd/built-in.o] Error 1
Steven> make: *** [_module_drivers/mtd] Error 2
I've run into the same message when building things for a NetBSD/MIPS
target. I had assumed it was some error on my end.
The problem with this message is that it is completely content-free.
It doesn't contain a meaningful problem statement, and it doesn't say
anything at all about where the problem is. It doesn't even indicate
what input file triggered the problem! How is a user supposed to fix
a failed build when this error message appears?