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Help needed to track down bug: linking Linux kernel with gold creates unbootable kernel
- From: Török Edwin <edwintorok at gmail dot com>
- To: binutils at sourceware dot org
- Date: Fri, 09 Apr 2010 22:24:59 +0300
- Subject: Help needed to track down bug: linking Linux kernel with gold creates unbootable kernel
I tried to link the Linux kernel with gold.
Everything went fine with linking, however after rebooting the kernel
wasn't working: it instantly rebooted as soon as I selected it from grub.
I thought its better to bring up this issue here on the ML, rather than
in a bug, because the bugreport wouldn've been pretty useless.
How can I track down what the problem is with gold here?
Has anyone encountered a similar issue before (has anyone got a working
kernel with gold)?
I don't think I ever got a working kernel with gold.
Last time I tried there were some linking issues with fglrx, I opened a
bug, and it got fixed.
Meanwhile I no longer use fglrx (switched to open source radeon
drivers), so everything links fine, but doesn't boot.
I tried with 2.6.33, 2.6.34-rc3, and v2.6.34-rc3-138-gecb385a.
This is the gold version I am using:
GNU gold (GNU Binutils for Debian 2.20.1-system.20100303) 1.9
If I remove gold, and link with the usual ld (GNU ld (GNU Binutils for
Debian) 2.20.1-system.20100303), then all these kernels boot fine.
This is my gcc version:
Using built-in specs.
Configured with: ../src/configure -v --with-pkgversion='Debian 4.4.3-7'
--enable-shared --enable-multiarch --enable-linker-build-id
--with-system-zlib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --without-included-gettext
--program-suffix=-4.4 --enable-nls --enable-clocale=gnu
--enable-libstdcxx-debug --enable-plugin --enable-objc-gc
--with-arch-32=i486 --with-tune=generic --enable-checking=release
--build=x86_64-linux-gnu --host=x86_64-linux-gnu --target=x86_64-linux-gnu
Thread model: posix
gcc version 4.4.3 (Debian 4.4.3-7)
I've attached the .config I used for the kernel, if someone wants to
reproduce the bug.
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