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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.
Target: x86_64-linux-gnu
Configured with: ../src/configure -v --with-pkgversion='Debian 4.4.3-7' --with-bugurl=file:///usr/share/doc/gcc-4.4/README.Bugs --enable-languages=c,c++,fortran,objc,obj-c++ --prefix=/usr --enable-shared --enable-multiarch --enable-linker-build-id --with-system-zlib --libexecdir=/usr/lib --without-included-gettext --enable-threads=posix --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/c++/4.4 --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.

Best regards,

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