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Re: Is this a toolchain bug?

To: Matthew Dharm <>
Subject: Re: Is this a toolchain bug?
From: "Tommy S. Christensen" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2002 11:31:03 +0100
Cc: Kevin Paul Herbert <>, Linux-MIPS <>
References: <>
Matthew Dharm wrote:
> So, we've got a problem somewhere in the module handling.  Either the
> symbol wasn't being relocated properly, or it wasn't being allocated
> properly, or something.  I'm not an expert in this region of the
> kernel, but my guess is that we're going to see this more and more
> often, so someone with a clue should take a look at this.

To me, this looks like a problem with common symbols that I have run
into a couple of times (I think it was in i2o).

Compiling with -fno-common or linking with -d worked for me.
(Or avoid having uninitialized global variables.)

I guess insmod should actually complain in this case ?!


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