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SubjectRe: fstat suddenly return -EINVAL [Was: Bus error on make allyesconfig, kernelbuild with HEAD]
On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 06:07:08PM -0500, Ben Gamari wrote:
>On Sun, 7 Nov 2010 23:30:56 +0100, Sam Ravnborg <> wrote:
>> I looked briefly at the fstat implmnetation in the kernel and
>> this did not give me any hints.
>> I therefore changed to subject to attrack attention of more readers.
>> Can you supply us with a bit more information about your system:
>> - filesystem (as fstat seems to reach filesystem specific code)
>> - glibc version
>> - box (architecture + 32 or 64 bit kernel)
>> - do you see other things misbehave or is this only a kernel build thing
>> If you have provided this info in the past I have missed it.
>The kernel tree resides on an ext4 partition. The machine has two Xeon
>E5520 processors and runs 64-bit Ubuntu 10.04 which uses eglibc 2.11.1.
>Note that the kernel is being cross-compiled for ARM under an
>OpenEmbedded toolchain (have tried both gcc 4.4.4 and 4.5). This is the
>only strange behavior that I know of.

But fixdep should be compiled by the host compiler...

So, does this error also occur when you do non-cross compiling on the
same partition?

Thanks for your testing!

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