What does this error mean? "local symbols in discarded section .text.exit"

From: jeff millar (wa1hco@adelphia.net)
Date: Fri Aug 02 2002 - 08:29:09 EST

I need some help debugging this kernel build problem.

Here's the tail of my kernel build.

  ld -m elf_i386 -r -o init.o main.o version.o do_mounts.o
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/v2.5.30/init'
  ld -m elf_i386 -T arch/i386/vmlinux.lds -e stext arch/i386/kernel/head.o
_task.o init/init.o --start-group arch/i386/kernel/kernel.o
arch/i386/mm/mm.o kernel/kernel.o mm
/mm.o fs/fs.o ipc/ipc.o security/built-in.o
/usr/src/v2.5.30/arch/i386/lib/lib.a lib/lib.a /usr/
src/v2.5.30/arch/i386/lib/lib.a drivers/built-in.o sound/sound.o
arch/i386/pci/pci.o net/network
.o --end-group -o vmlinux
drivers/built-in.o(.data+0x80f4): undefined reference to `local symbols in
discarded section .te
make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1

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