Re: 2.6.18-mm1 compile failure on x86_64

From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge
Date: Tue Sep 26 2006 - 04:31:39 EST

Andy Whitcroft wrote:
Martin Bligh wrote:

AS arch/x86_64/boot/bootsect.o
LD arch/x86_64/boot/bootsect
AS arch/x86_64/boot/setup.o
LD arch/x86_64/boot/setup
AS arch/x86_64/boot/compressed/head.o
CC arch/x86_64/boot/compressed/misc.o
OBJCOPY arch/x86_64/boot/compressed/vmlinux.bin
BFD: Warning: Writing section `.data.percpu' to huge (ie negative) file
offset 0x804700c0.
arch/x86_64/boot/compressed/vmlinux.bin: File truncated
make[2]: *** [arch/x86_64/boot/compressed/vmlinux.bin] Error 1
make[1]: *** [arch/x86_64/boot/compressed/vmlinux] Error 2
make: *** [bzImage] Error 2
09/25/06-09:13:48 Build the kernel. Failed rc = 2
09/25/06-09:13:49 build: kernel build Failed rc = 1

Wierd. Same box compiled 2.6.18 fine.

Pretty sure this isn't a space problem, as we have just checked space
before the build and I've taken no action since then. Someone did
mention "tool chain issue" when it was first spotted. Will check with
them and see why they thought that.

Does this box have an older version of binutils (2.15?)? If so, it might be getting upset over the patch "note-section" in Andi's queue. I know it has been a bit problematic, but I don't know if the problems manifest in this way.

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