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SubjectRe: 2.6.23-rc8 build failure: __you_cannot_kmalloc_that_much in dmi_id_init
On Mon, 1 Oct 2007 22:54:47 +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
> 2.6.23-rc8 and 2.6.23-rc8-git4 fail to build on one of my test
> machines, with:
>
> drivers/built-in.o(.init.text+0x780e): In function `dmi_id_init':
> : undefined reference to `__you_cannot_kmalloc_that_much'
>
> The code is allocating sizeof(struct device) so it really shouldn't be
> a problem. I have no idea what's wrong. That's on i386, very old
> machine (Pentium 166MMX / Intel TX chipset), with gcc 3.2.3 and
> binutils 2.14.90.0.6. 2.6.22.9 compiles fine on the same system (but it
> doesn't include dmi-id so it's not very surprising).
>
> .config attached.

More information: building the same config on a much more recent system
works fine. This seems to point at a toolchain issue.

--
Jean Delvare
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