Re: 2.6.18-mm1 compile failure on x86_64

From: Andy Whitcroft
Date: Wed Sep 27 2006 - 05:18:59 EST

Ian Campbell wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-09-26 at 01:29 -0700, Jeremy Fitzhardinge wrote:
>> 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.
>>>> /usr/local/autobench/sources/x86_64-cross/gcc-3.4.0-glibc-2.3.2/bin/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-objcopy:
>>>> 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.
> I've not seen it manifest like this but it would be worth trying Jan's
> patch from
> to see if it helps.
> Andi removed an identical patch (from someone else) from his queue due
> to We
> have had the patch in the Xen tree for a couple of weeks now with no
> reported problems.

Ok. To confirm, this seems to be a tool chain age issue. This seems to
be triggered by the, x86_64-mm-note-section patch. Reverting that patch
and installing the replacement as at the above URL seems to get us a
built kernel.

Not that it works yet ... but one step forward.

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