kldstat causes kernel to print odd message

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Thu Jan 17 13:48:03 PST 2008

On Fri, 18 Jan 2008, John Baldwin wrote:
> > Can anyone explain what the underlying problem is? (I am guessing
> > some ordering issue where normally elf64_obj is called first so the
> > other is normally never called..)
> amd64 uses link_elf_obj.c, all the other archs use link_elf.c, hence
> the duplication.  link_elf.c is used to load kld's that are ELF
> shared objects (i.e. foo.so) where as link_elf_obj.c is used to load
> kld's that are ELF objects (i.e. foo.o).  I think you are going to
> get this everytime you do a kldload on amd64 because it will always
> try link_elf.c first due to compile order (MI files are ordered in
> the makefile before MD ones), emit the warning, and then try
> link_elf_obj.c.

OK, that was my guess - the thing is that the last release I made didn't 
do this and I don't have any special options in the release or 

I guess one option would be to put #ifdef amd64 around the error message 
in link_elf.c.

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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