Re: Linux 2.1.26 Compile error

Richard B. Johnson (
Sun, 2 Mar 1997 18:26:49 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 2 Mar 1997 wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Mar 1997 22:05:18 +0100 (MET), you wrote:
> > Concerning the problems with __start___ksymtab and friends: I experienced
> > the same problems after upgrading to binutils-2.7.0.{3,9}, and they did
> > not go away after upgrading to the latest bin86 package.
> Well, I think something else is also going on. I am running the binutils-
> binary package and I have never had a single problem.
> Since I am only interested in the x86 architecture, I untarred the package into
> a temp directory and pruned all the files for the alpha, m68, and sparc
> architectures. Could these be causing the problem?
> Whatever is going on only affects some people.
With gcc 2.2.7 and binutils- everything compiles fine. However, I
can FORCE the problem you describe by changing the optimize flag in the
top-level Makefile to "-O6". Therefore, I think the problem is a bug in
either gcc or ld, most likely gcc.

Dick Johnson
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