Re: Exception during kernel compile?

Andreas Schwab (
07 Feb 1997 11:37:22 +0100

Murple <> writes:

|> Now that you mention it, I was compiling the kernel when the last exception
|> happened.. The rest fit into this pattern too. I took a closer look, and the
|> exception occurs during the following:

|> ar rcs cdrom.a

|> This creates an 8 byte file with '!<arch>' in it. I'm using binutils,
|> gcc 2.7.2 and the exceptions began with either kernel 2.1.23 or 24, and are
|> still here in 25. None of the files in the directory ar is run in are compiled
|> during 'make', but cdrom.o is compiled as a module. Something is awry..

This is a bug in binutils, ar calls open with a NULL name. Fixed in at least.

Andreas Schwab                                      "And now for something              completely different"