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Re: binutils in debian unstable is broken.

On Tue, Dec 04, 2001 at 11:15:32AM -0500, Christopher C. Chimelis wrote:
> On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > Upstream won't beat you to it.  It's a kernel bug.  A reference to
> > .text.exit from .data means that some module left a pointer to its
> > module exit functions even though they were tagged __exit.  There's
> > nothing binutils can do about it; they're really not there.
> > 
> > It used to be silently ignored, which is just wrong.
> Ah, ok...makes sense (/me makes mental note to look at post-2.2 i386
> kernel source more closely).  I was just going to write you and ask about
> that too, so thanks for beating me to the punch!
> So, I'm unsure of the best course of action...should I provide a kernel
> patch to fix this or have i386 revert back to an older version for
> now?  I'm in a quandry since hppa NEEDS this version, as do a few other
> platforms, but i386 is a mess...suggestions, anyone?

Fix the kernel :)

I'd strongly object to backing i386 down.

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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