[pups] 2BSD build problem - unix.o not too big
Steven M. Schultz
sms at 2BSD.COM
Mon Mar 17 17:36:02 AEST 2003
> From: "Ian King" <iking at killthewabbit.org>
> I'm building a 2.11BSD kernel on my 11/73 (so I can include the networking
> code and put my machine on the LAN!), and I'm seeing the error "too big for
> type 431". Through the wonders of Google, I saw your discussion of this
> error and followed your advice (from 1996!). However, when I ask 'size
I'd have, up to now, sworn that the overlay setup was in the
documentation (one of the appendices) but it could well be that it's
still off in a file somewhere in the mess I call my filesystem ;)
> unix.o', I get a size comfortably within the limits for base - 50112, well
> below the 57344 you cite. None of the overlays exceeds 8192, and the 'total
> text' figure is well below your example, too. FWIW, I did a 'naive build'
Do you have any 0 length overlays? There can't be any gaps in the
For example, this is legal:
but this is not:
> first, copying GENERIC and changing a few parameters; after seeing the error
> 'text segment too big' I went through the config file with a little more
> thought and eliminated drivers I clearly didn't need (I don't have RL01/02s,
You might need to go thru the Makefile too. Good idea to eliminate
drivers you don't have (save their D-space requirements) but that
can create empty overlays and that does not work.
> for instance). Then I started getting this error. I did a 'make clean'
> just to be sure, but still make gives me the 'too big for type 431' error.
> (Yes, I RTFM on ld.)
Hmmm, patch level 431 is recent enough I'd have thought to avoid
a 'ld' problem (current is 444 but nothing recently has touched
What is the output from 'size unix.o'?
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