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SubjectRe: [patch] 2.4.16: 802.1Q VLAN non-modular
On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, Ben Greear wrote:

> By the way, I just successfully compiled 2.4.16 (including VLAN
> builtin) with no problems. It looks like Maciej is compiling
> MIPS, so it may be a bug particular to that platform??

This might be because I'm using current binutils (i.e. 2.11.92 from the
CVS). I believe there was a bug in older versions where relocations
against symbols from discarded sections were still resolved, to a useless
value (zero, I think). Thus you may be lucky to get the kernel built, but
if the symbol ever gets referenced (the gets function called), bad things
will happen.

+ Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland +
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