Old binutils bug? R_386_NONE

Novick, Ivan ivan.novick@etrade.com
Mon Oct 16 01:24:00 GMT 2006


In fact if you search on google you will see many people with various
different applications getting this error at run time on RedHat 7.2.

If the linker is putting NULL reloc's into the binary and the loader was
not accepting them then obviouslly people would have trouble.

Here is one example of another person with same issue:
http://mailman.jabber.org/pipermail/jadmin/2002-March/004217.html

Ivan

-----Original Message-----
From: Nick Clifton [mailto:nickc@redhat.com] 
Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 4:10 AM
To: Ivan Novick
Cc: binutils@sourceware.org; Novick, Ivan; maxim yegorushkin
Subject: Re: Old binutils bug? R_386_NONE

Hi Ivan,

> I am running an inhouse application which exits at startup with the
error:
> 
> "unexpected PLT reloc type 0x00".  The error occurs on a linux redhat 
> 7.2 ia32 install but not on a more recent version of redhat linux.

I think that this is probably a dynamic loader error rather a binutils
bug.  The NULL reloc should probably just be ignored (since it has
already been processed and turned into a NULL value), but the loader
with your 7.2 system is not doing this.

Cheers
   Nick



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