[LinuxBIOS] Patch quality
jordan.crouse at amd.com
Tue Oct 30 18:18:40 CET 2007
On 30/10/07 18:14 +0100, Uwe Hermann wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 06:07:09PM +0100, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > * Jordan Crouse <jordan.crouse at amd.com> [071030 18:03]:
> > > On 30/10/07 03:24 +0100, Stefan Reinauer wrote:
> > > > An important issue will be to get the code compiling. I was not
> > > > successful doing so due to the old ld overlapping sections friend.
> > >
> > > We've seen this before - Whats happening here is that the ld script
> > > snippet for .id is going into the ld script after the snippet for .reset,
> > > so to LD, the current pointer appears to jump backwards, and it can't figure
> > > out the math correctly. The immediately work around is to re-arrange
> > > the order of the .id and the .reset snippets in the script. I believe this
> > > was fixed in later versions of ld - I can't get it to happen on my trusty
> > > Ubuntu Gutsy box.
> > What's your ld version?
> > here:
> > GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 126.96.36.19970726-4 (SUSE Linux)
> FWIW, this is
> GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Debian) 2.18
> and I can confirm that the build breaks for me too.
Doh! We've got silliness afoot. At least we know how to work around it.
Systems Software Development Engineer
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
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