Re: [Linux-ia64] ld --relax, yet still: "relocation truncated to fit: PCREL21B" or "can't relax section"

From: Jim Wilson <>
Date: 2001-01-10 11:43:20
>| ./Tjdb-interp2/O.ia64-linux_n/plo_0.o: In function `func1':
>| ./Tjdb-interp2/O.ia64-linux_n/plo_0.o(.text+0x1046862): relocation truncated to fit: PCREL21B func2
>| ...
>| collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Do you have a testcase I can look at?  As far as I know, --relax still works.

This problem happens when you are calling a function that is too far away
for the offset in a instruction.  Or jumping to a branch that is too
far away.  This could be a toolchain bug, or it could be a problem with the

>| /usr/bin/ld: can't relax section: No such file or directory
>| collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

This was a temporary problem.  It occurs if you have a toolchain with Richard
Henderson's 2000-10-09 bfd patch for sorting unwind sections, but don't have
his 2000-10-24 bfd patch which makes it work.  I never released a toolchain
with the first patch but not the second.  Perhaps you got a toolchain from
someone else?  Or maybe you applied random patches from some mailing list
to your toolchain?

>        gcc version 2.96-ia64-000717 snap 000925
>	GNU ld version 2.9-ia64-000717 (with BFD 2.9-ia64-000717))

This is 2 months obsolete.  The 001117 snapshot should be used instead of this

Received on Tue Jan 09 16:43:10 2001

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