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SubjectRE: Will's kernel compilation error
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> 
> when I hit the relocation overflow a couple of releases before, I
> locally
> applied this patch, which fixes it for me. I assume the kernel is
> slightly
> bigger this way, but I didn't measure it.
>
> ev6, everything built in, gcc 4.4 I think
>
> Thorsten
>
>
> diff --git a/arch/alpha/Makefile b/arch/alpha/Makefile
> index 4759fe7..2cc3cc5 100644
> --- a/arch/alpha/Makefile
> +++ b/arch/alpha/Makefile
> @@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ NM := $(NM) -B
>
> LDFLAGS_vmlinux := -static -N #-relax
> CHECKFLAGS += -D__alpha__ -m64
> -cflags-y := -pipe -mno-fp-regs -ffixed-8 -msmall-data
> +cflags-y := -pipe -mno-fp-regs -ffixed-8
> cflags-y += $(call cc-option, -fno-jump-tables)
>
> cpuflags-$(CONFIG_ALPHA_EV4) := -mcpu=ev4

Thanks!!! I'll give that a shot, this is one of the files that I
experimented on but I was setting the linker flags. Didn't think to simply
remove -msmall-data CFLAG!



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