Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 199487
debugedit "Unhandled relocation" errors on ppc
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:26 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #199473 +++
See that bug for details.
This problem affects the creation of kernel-debuginfo (.ko.debug files) on
ppc/ppc64. It exists in the RHEL4 rpm version as well. I'm not really clear on
what is the material result of the corruption that failing to do these reloc
fixups does. It seems like it should mangle some of the dwarf info's internal
pointers. This could affect systemtap use on ppc64 kernels on RHEL4.
The fact that no corruption has been noticed might mean that it happens to be
harmless in these particular builds, or that it will always be harmless due to
some quirk of the kernel build that will persist, or that we just have not come
across a place that it bit in using systemtap so far.
Oh, the upshot was supposed to be that a fixed RHEL4 rpm in the buildroots for
the next RHEL4 update's kernel builds will be required to get the fix in place.
Obvious fix, we should include this in 4.5
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