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SubjectFwd: binutils in debian unstable is broken.
This seems to be a kernel bug which is shown with the new version of ld.  Thought I would
forward this along so maybe it can get fixed.

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has a problem compiling any 2.4.x kernel in recent history, ld
specifically. Last version that did compile was along with gcc version
gcc version 2.95.4 20011006 (Debian prerelease)

ld -m elf_i386 -T /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/ -e stext
arch/i386/kernel/head.o arch/i386/kernel/init_task.o init/main.o
init/version.o \
--start-group \
arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o arch/i386/mm/mm.o kernel/kernel.o
mm/mm.o fs/fs.o ipc/ipc.o \
drivers/char/char.o drivers/block/block.o drivers/misc/misc.o
drivers/net/net.o drivers/media/media.o drivers/ide/idedriver.o
drivers/pci/driver.o drivers/video/video.o \
net/network.o \
/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib/lib.a /usr/src/linux/lib/lib.a
/usr/src/linux/arch/i386/lib/lib.a \
--end-group \
-o vmlinux
drivers/char/char.o(.data+0x46b4): undefined reference to `local symbols
in discarded section .text.exit'
make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1

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