Subject: Re: sparc ELF kernels with a miniroot are broken.
To: Jason Thorpe <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 06/23/1999 22:36:04
On Wed, 23 Jun 1999, Jason Thorpe wrote:

:  > and it won't run either.  it crashes loading the symbol table.  i guess
:  > something in the ELF header is borked.  taking out the MINROOT, etc.
:  > options removes the problem.
: This a problem on the PowerPC port, too.

Does setting the miniroot to an extraordinarily small size (options
MINIROOTSIZE=1) make the linker happy?

I have this nagging notion in the back of my head about GNU ld trying to
convert zero'd data to bss, and perhaps it's getting confused by that very
large data segment....

-- Todd Vierling (