* GNU Linker on MIPS - Interesting observation...
@ 1999-02-04 23:27 Koundinya.K
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From: Koundinya.K @ 1999-02-04 23:27 UTC (permalink / raw)
To: ian, ralf; +Cc: gas2, bfd
Dear Ian & Ralf,
First of all thanks for all your responses to mails.
I got the most recent binutils compiled and running here on my MIPS System.
As again I took the famous "hello world" test program compiled it to test
the linker. I got the error....
dynamic linker: ./test: unidentifiable procedure reference (address =
Then after trying to trace at the system call level using the truss utility
that I have , I added an explicit _exit(0) in the test program and compiled
To my big surprise program executed normally Which meant that the linker did
not get killed. For the first time I could see the linker produce output on
printf("Hello World !!\n");
gcc -v test.c -o test
------------ log of test.c compilation ## Earlier stuff not shown
/usr/local/mips-dde-sysv4.2MP/bin/as -v -o /var/tmp/ccEYpuNk.o
GNU assembler version 990118 (mips-dde-elf) using BFD version 990118
/usr/local/mips-dde-sysv4.2MP/bin/ld -V -Qy -o test /lib/crt1.o /lib/crti.o
-L/usr/local/lib /var/tmp/ccEYpuNk.o -lgcc -L/usr/lib -lc -lgcc /lib/crtn.o
GNU ld version 2.9.4 (with BFD 990118)
-------------------Log ends here --------------------------------------------
star:1185 [/tmp] ./test
Hello World !!
Could there be any problem with the start up files that are being used ???.
I would be happy If you could provide me with any comments of your's.
Thanks again in advance.
With best regards
I think i am Missing out one some of the discussion that went on ...I have
not received any mail like this...
-> On Tue, Feb 02, 1999 at 09:37:17PM -0500, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
-> > I don't know of any system which uses a zero value for __start.
-> > systems protect the zero page to catch null pointer dereferences.
-> > do you expect __start to be zero? What sorts of problems are you
-> > seeing?
Has this mail been posted to the gas2 or bfd lists. Or is it between You
people.. I did not receive any mails regarding this discussion . You could
probably forward those mails to me if you don't mind.
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