[U-Boot-Users] _gp and __got_start alignment problem in u-boot.lds
wd at denx.de
Mon May 29 00:31:07 CEST 2006
In message <7DE680819FF6BF49974119663963FDB903264DDB at USVAEX1.tellabs-west.tellabsinc.net> you wrote:
> There seems to be a problem common to several of the mips targets
> u-boot.lds files. I've found that if any code results in data falling
> into the .sdata section, there's a good possibility that _gp and
> __got_start will not be equal, resulting in u_boot_cmds not being
> relocated properly (and ultimately, some/all commands not functioning
> properly or at all).
> Has anyone run into this problem?
Similar problems have been observed before with other segments. I
still consider this a bug in the linker, but I see no chance of
having this fixed.
Please submit a proper patch to fix the affected loader scripts.
Thanks in advance.
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