Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 15466
2.6.33 dies on modprobe
Last modified: 2010-10-28 18:15:00 UTC
Subject : 2.6.33 dies on modprobe
Submitter : M G Berberich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date : 2010-02-28 22:12
Message-ID : 20100228221257.GA8858@invalid
References : http://marc.info/?l=linux-kernel&m=126739570819208&w=2
This entry is being used for tracking a regression from 2.6.32. Please don't
close it until the problem is fixed in the mainline.
Looks like a crash in a networking driver? At least init_nic occurs in the first backtrace...
probably not. From lkml:
>I don't think it's forcedeth. forcedeth just happens to be the first
>module that get's loaded in startup. It crashes with any other module
>too (I tried ohci_hcd).
Handled-By : Américo Wang <email@example.com>
I've got similar problems with 18.104.22.168 kernel. It went away when using plain old GNU ld instead of GNU gold. So if you see something like:
$ ld -version
GNU gold (GNU Binutils for Debian 2.20.51-system.20100418) 1.9
It may be the problem.
Probably the same problem:
Same here. I also have GNU gold utils:
GNU gold (GNU Binutils for Debian 2.20.1-system.20100303) 1.9
I'll try with standard GNU-utils as soon as I have some time to do so.
The kernel works fine if linked with the standard GNU-ld instead of gold-ld.
Ok, thanks for the update. Sounds like a bug in either gold or the kernel's linker scripts somehow.