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    Murple  <btherl@ariel.ucs.unimelb.edu.au> writes:

    |> Now that you mention it, I was compiling the kernel when the last exception
    |> happened.. The rest fit into this pattern too. I took a closer look, and the
    |> exception occurs during the following:

    |> ar rcs cdrom.a

    |> This creates an 8 byte file with '!<arch>' in it. I'm using binutils 2.7.0.3,
    |> gcc 2.7.2 and the exceptions began with either kernel 2.1.23 or 24, and are
    |> still here in 25. None of the files in the directory ar is run in are compiled
    |> during 'make', but cdrom.o is compiled as a module. Something is awry..

    This is a bug in binutils, ar calls open with a NULL name. Fixed in
    2.7.0.8 at least.
    --
    Andreas Schwab "And now for something
    schwab@issan.informatik.uni-dortmund.de completely different"

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