Bug 478681 - internal error, aborting at reloc.c line 446 in bfd_get_reloc_size
internal error, aborting at reloc.c line 446 in bfd_get_reloc_size
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: binutils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Nick Clifton
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Reported: 2009-01-03 08:23 EST by Rudd-O DragonFear
Modified: 2009-12-18 02:28 EST (History)
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Description Rudd-O DragonFear 2009-01-03 08:23:14 EST
Description of problem:

While compiling kernel, at the LAST linking stage (.vmlinux.o...):

/usr/bin/ld: BFD version 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

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Comment 1 Nick Clifton 2009-01-06 10:53:02 EST
Hi Rudd-O,

  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

Comment 2 Rudd-O DragonFear 2009-01-06 15:59:08 EST
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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