On Sun, 25 Feb 2001 11:06:29 +0200,
>I have seen this problem too. My kernel is 2.2.14 though, using modutils
>I tried to do many things with modutils, tried even not to check the
>boundary, but that caused crashes. The only solution that worked for me
>was to step downwards to modutils 2.2.2. Even then, depmod segfaults
>unless you put a remark on obj_free in some place... Hope you get a
All you are doing by using old modutils is hiding the problem and
risking storage corruption. modutils follows the ELF specification
"A symbol table section's sh_info section header member holds the
symbol table index for the first non-local symbol."
The mips toolchain is generating local symbols with index numbers
greater than sh_info. Old modutils did not check for that and silently
created corrupt modules. New modutils check this field for
correctness. Fix the mips toolchain.