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Re: insmod problems

To: Shay Deloya <>
Subject: Re: insmod problems
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Tue, 8 May 2001 23:40:36 -0300
In-reply-to: <>; from on Sun, May 06, 2001 at 07:13:43PM +0300
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On Sun, May 06, 2001 at 07:13:43PM +0300, Shay Deloya wrote:

> I have an old problem came up again and the old solution aren't helping.
> I'm using busybox version 0.50 and with kernel 2.2 , and inserting 
> some modules ,especially those with DEBUG macroes e.g:
> #define DEBUG_HIGH(args...) {if (debug_level >= HIGH) printk(args);}
> causes the message :
> Relocation overflow of type 4 for
> and insmod fails.
> I'm compiling the modules with -mlong-calls and still getting this message.
> Is it insmod knowen bugs that the relocation is done in bad way or 
> a linker/compiler bug. I'm using compiler: egcs ver 1.0.3a
> I'm checking this problem at the moment and looking for insmod bug.

You'll have to upgrade to very current binutils which for mips*-linux
targets default to elf32-trad{big,little}mips, not IRIX ELF format.  Also
it seems your modutils are a bit rotten, get the latest from


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