amd64/131314: [modules] [panic] large modules fail to load on amd64

Kenneth D. Merry ken at
Mon Dec 6 18:20:09 UTC 2010

The following reply was made to PR amd64/131314; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Kenneth D. Merry" <ken at>
To: Andriy Gapon <avg at>
Cc: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: amd64/131314: [modules] [panic] large modules fail to load on amd64
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 11:12:07 -0700

 On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 20:08:18 +0200, Andriy Gapon wrote:
 > on 06/12/2010 19:58 Kenneth D. Merry said the following:
 > > The reason is, the module in question was already very large to start with,
 > > and the table put it over the edge.  So the total amount of static data in
 > > the module was probably a good bit larger than 800KB.
 > OK, bumped the array size to ~7MB:
 > 0000000000000000 l     O .rodata        00000000006d6000 large3
 > 0000000000000020 l     O .data  00000000006d6000 large2
 > 0000000000000000 l     O .bss   00000000006d6000 large1
 > Total module file size is ~14MB.
 > Everything is OK still.
 Fair enough, I'd say close the bug.
 If anyone runs into it again they can reopen it.
 Kenneth Merry
 ken at FreeBSD.ORG

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