Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 478681
internal error, aborting at reloc.c line 446 in bfd_get_reloc_size
Last modified: 2009-12-18 02:28:28 EST
Description of problem:
While compiling kernel, at the LAST linking stage (.vmlinux.o...):
/usr/bin/ld: BFD version 220.127.116.11.9-7.fc10 20080822 internal error, aborting at
reloc.c line 446 in bfd_get_reloc_size
Sometimes happens, sometimes doesn't. Nothing else fails (no sigsegvs, no data corruption, nothing out of the ordinary). Memtest script available at one of the Redhat people sites runs fine, does not report any error.
make was run with -j 2
kernel 2.6.28 vanilla
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
I recently upgraded the binutils in rawhide to the v2.19 release. Please could you give this release a go and let me know if the problem still exists ?
If it does exist then please could you find some reliable way to reproduce the problem, or else run the link under gdb and find out the contents of the howto structure which is triggering the abort in reloc.c
Thanks for the worthwhile debugging info, but the bug is hardly reproduceable. On one kernel compile, it will fail repeatedly on the link stage. Do a make clean, rerun the compile and voila it works. I'm still debating with myself whether it was a hardware issue (when I had dual-channel enabled I got memory errors that were picked up by memtest and fortunately neutralized by ZFS-FUSE, but ever since I disabled dual channel everything runs FINE apart from the 3D in my proprietary NVIDIA video card) or a software one.
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