linux-next: Tree for August 5

Boaz Harrosh bharrosh at
Wed Aug 5 23:28:16 EST 2009

On 08/05/2009 01:13 PM, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
> Hi Boaz,
> On Wed, 05 Aug 2009 11:11:20 +0300 Boaz Harrosh <bharrosh at> wrote:
>> On 08/05/2009 10:23 AM, Stephen Rothwell wrote:
>>> This tree fails to build for powerpc allyesconfig (final link problem).
>> Above is reported for a long time. Is it related to this:
> No, it is this:
> powerpc-linux-ld: TOC section size exceeds 64k
> It is powerpc specific and the only way we can think of fixing it
> involves stopping building the built-in.o files and linking the entire
> kernel in one go at the end.  We just haven't had time (or the energy) to
> try to fix it properly while it only affects the final link of the
> allyesconfig kernel. 

Ha, OK allyesconfig. Last time I attempted an allyesconfig for i386 I got
me the OOM killer attack on my KDE, half way into the final link.

That's why I use allmodconfig for when I need "try to compile everything ++"
I get just as much compilation coverage if not more. And is faster.
It'll not show symbol conflicts if any exist, though.


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