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Re: Problem with using modutils

Subject: Re: Problem with using modutils
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 00:19:31 +0200
Cc: <>, <>
In-reply-to: <0056910011132437000002L172*@MHS>; from on Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 01:53:04PM -0600
References: <0056910011132437000002L172*@MHS>
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On Wed, Mar 28, 2001 at 01:53:04PM -0600, wrote:

>    I am trying to use insmod on a MIPS platform.  I try to install a simple 
> module & get the following errors:
>    local symbol gcc2_compiled. with index 10 exceeds local_symtab_size 10
>    local symbol __gnu_compiled_c with index 11 exceeds local_symtab_size 10

This is a gas bug which somebody just fixed.  As a workaround for the time
until we can deploy the fix please re-link modules with a command like
ld -r -o new.o broken.o.

>    I use the following line for generating the object file:
>    mipsel-linux-gcc -D__KERNEL__  -DMODULE -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O2 
> -fomit-frame-pointer  -G 0 -mno-abicalls -fno-pic -mcpu=r3000 -mlong-calls 
> -mips1 -pipe  -c

That's correct.

>    I am using modutils version 2.3.11.  We have tried both Debian and RedHat 
> sources cross-compiled for MIPS with the following options:
> CC=mipsel-linux-gcc CFLAGS="-I../linux/include -DMIPS" 
> RANLIB=mipsel-linux-ranlib AR=mipsel-linux-ar ./configure  --disable-kerneld
> --disable-compat-2-0 --enable-insmod-static --target=mipsel-linux
> However the problem still remains.

Please upgrade to the latest modutils from; it has a bugfixes
which are important for MIPS.


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