[U-Boot-Users] Advice about a problem compiling with alternative toolchain

Andrew Reusch andrew.reusch at wiline.com
Wed Dec 15 16:47:43 CET 2004

Just to follow up. I was able to get the toolchain I built, gcc-3.3.3 
and binutil, to compile u-boot.bin by modifying linker 
script, board/a3000/u-boot.lds.

--- u-boot.lds  2003-06-27 17:31:56.000000000 -0400
+++ u-boot.lds.bak      2004-12-15 10:39:49.000000000 -0500
@@ -70,6 +70,7 @@
     . = ALIGN(16);
+    *(.rodata.str1.4)
   .fini      : { *(.fini)    } =0
   .ctors     : { *(.ctors)   }

Apparently, the toolchain I built wasn't handling the .rodata.str1.4 
section correctly, it wasn't being subsumed into the .text section. 
Instead it was at some low address. This caused the objcopy command to 
try and pad a large number of bytes. I'm still curious as to why the 
toolchain in ELDK-3.1 was able to build the u-boot.bin file without this 
change in the linker script. Whose responsibility is it to properly 
handle the reallocation of the ".rodata.str1.4" section? Is that a 
proper question?


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