On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 09:09:39AM -0400, Paul Koning wrote:
> >>>>> "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?
Please file a bug report with all input files for the linker. I
will at least provide clear diagnostic messages.