Re: FATAL: kenrel too old - message

From: David Miller
Date: Wed Oct 26 2011 - 19:16:13 EST

From: "Hebenstreit, Michael" <michael.hebenstreit@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:04:04 +0000

> Can someone explain me why even an ldd on a dynamic executable gives
> a "kernel too old"? I understand that linking to a gcc that does not
> support the kernel causes this problem at runtime, but why does ldd
> fail? Are there other ways to diagnose this?

ldd is not a seperate tool on it's own.

It is implemented by executing the program under the dynamic linker
with special options and/or environment variables set which make the
dynamic linker print out the information requested.

Have a look at /usr/bin/ldd, it's just a shell script.

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