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Re: ELF/Modutils problem

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: ELF/Modutils problem
From: Keith Owens <>
Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2000 20:57:00 +1100
Cc: Brady Brown <>, SGI news group <>
In-reply-to: Your message of "Thu, 21 Sep 2000 15:36:31 +0200." <>
On Thu, 21 Sep 2000 15:36:31 +0200, 
Ralf Baechle <> wrote:
>On Wed, Sep 20, 2000 at 11:24:25AM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
>> modutils 2.3.11 includes a sanity check on the number of local symbols
>> precisely because of this MIPS problem.  I agree with you that mips gcc
>> is violating the ELF standard, 2.3.11 just detects this and issues an
>> error message instead of overwriting memory but gcc needs to be fixed.
>And gcc has nothing to with it so it won't need to be fixed ...

Point taken, I should have said the MIPS toolchain instead of gcc.
Something in the toolchain is generating an ELF object that does not
follow the rules.  Can we catch someone's attention to get it fixed?

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