Re: undefined reference to `__stop___ksymtab', etc.

Richard Gooch (rgooch@atnf.CSIRO.AU)
Tue, 28 Jan 1997 10:16:40 +1100

James Bottomley writes:
> > I can't get kernel versions since 2.1.18 to compile with modules support
> > enabled. Every time I try it I get:
> > kernel/kernel.o: In function `init_modules':
> > kernel/kernel.o(.text+0x3fe5): undefined reference to `__stop___ksymtab'
> > kernel/kernel.o(.text+0x3fea): undefined reference to `__start___ksymtab'
> > kernel/kernel.o(.data+0x3620): undefined reference to `__start___ksymtab'
> > kernel/kernel.o(.data+0x3634): undefined reference to `__start___ex_table'
> > kernel/kernel.o(.data+0x3638): undefined reference to `__stop___ex_table'
> > make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1
> This happens because the linker isn't creating the `magic' variables that
> refer to the beginning and end of the various elf sections that have recently
> been added to the kernel.
> > I know there has been discussion about this problem on this list but I
> > have missed the thread. So what is the fix?
> The fix is to upgrade to binutils- However, I found that the linker
> that came with the binary distribution also had this problem. The solution
> for me was to compile the linker from the binutils source.

I found that I had to upgrade to libc 5.4.17 as well as installing
binutils- After that, it was fine.