Re: reiserfs on 2.4.1,2.4.2-pre (with null bytes patch) breaks mozilla compile

From: Chris Mason (
Date: Sun Feb 18 2001 - 11:42:55 EST

On Sunday, February 18, 2001 02:10:50 AM +0100 Frank de Lange
<> wrote:

>> At least the patch didn't make it worse. Would anyone care to comment on
>> how the elf-dynstr-gc option changes the file access patterns for the
>> compile?
> It does not change the file access patterns, it adds an extra step. A
> separate binary (dist/bin/elf-dynstr-gc, a convoluted version of strip)
> is run over the final (linked) library/executable to remove some symbol
> info. The elf-dynstr-gc program is compiled as part of the mozilla build.
> There's nothing wrong with elf-dynstr-gc on the reiserfs filesystem, it
> is identical to the one on the ext2 partition. Running the 'reiserfs'
> version on the ext2 tree works as it should, running the ext2 version on
> the reiserfs tree crashes (seems the program is not very robust, as it
> does not detect garbled input files). As said, running objdump on the
> corrupted (reiserfs compiled) library also produces errors.

Great, that will help narrow things down. Please run the elf-dynstr-gc
program under strace, on top of both the ext2 and reiserfs trees, and send
the results (privately, they'll probably be large) to me.


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