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SubjectRe: mtdblock with gcc 2.95.4 patch
On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Alex Pelts wrote:

> Hi,

Hi Alex,

> After installing new debian stable with gcc 2.95.4, kernel 2.4.17
> stopped linking. The error is "undefined reference to local symbols...".
> something tricky about __exit macro and 2.95.4 compiler.
> For people getting error:
> drivers/mtd/mtdlink.o(.text.lock+0x26c): undefined reference to `local
> symbols in discarded section .text.exit'

this is a known issue with recent binutils - and it's considered to be a
bug in the kernel.

> here is the patch that seems to fix it.

I do currently not understand why your patch should fix it. Could you send
me the .config you used to reproduce the problem in 2.4.19?

> Thanks,
> Alex



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