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Re: Recommended toolchain

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Subject: Re: Recommended toolchain
From: "Houten K.H.C. van (Karel)" <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 19:28:37 +0200
Cc: Karel van Houten <>, Simon Gee <>,,
In-reply-to: "Your message of Tue, 27 Mar 2001 21:02:33 +0200." <>
Hi all,

"Maciej W. Rozycki" writes:
> What's wrong with the toolchain wrt the kernel now?  I've been compiling
>2.4 kernels successfully till the end of January -- it's just a lack of
>time and a nasty bug I want to track down that stop me from trying to
>compile a new kernel these days.

This happens when I compile kernel 2.4.0-test9 with
binutils 2.10.1, gcc 2.95.3, glibc 2.2.2 on my 5000/260 (R4k)
(the same source/config compiles fine with 2.8.1/egcs-2.90.27/glibc-2.0.6):

# make boot
ld -static -G 0 -T arch/mips/ld.script.little -Ttext 0x80040000 arch/mips/kernel
/head.o arch/mips/kernel/init_task.o init/main.o init/version.o \
        --start-group \
        arch/mips/kernel/kernel.o arch/mips/mm/mm.o kernel/kernel.o mm/mm.o fs/f
s.o ipc/ipc.o arch/mips/dec/dec.o \
        drivers/block/block.o drivers/char/char.o drivers/misc/misc.o drivers/ne
t/net.o drivers/media/media.o drivers/parport/parport.a  drivers/scsi/scsidrv.o 
drivers/cdrom/cdrom.a drivers/tc/tc.a \
        net/network.o \
        arch/mips/lib/lib.a /usr/src/linux/lib/lib.a arch/mips/dec/prom/rexlib.a
        --end-group \
        -o vmlinux
nm vmlinux | grep -v '\(compiled\)\|\(\.o$\)\|\( [aU] \)\|\(\.\.ng$\)\|\(LASH[RL
]DI\)' | sort >
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.0t9-R4k/arch/mips/boot'
./elf2ecoff /usr/src/linux/vmlinux vmlinux.ecoff -a
wrote 20 byte file header.
wrote 56 byte a.out header.
wrote 240 bytes of section headers.
wrote 4 byte pad.
writing 30560 bytes...
Intersegment gap (-2147256160 bytes) too large.
make[1]: *** [vmlinux.ecoff] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-2.4.0t9-R4k/arch/mips/boot'
make: *** [boot] Error 2

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