kldstat causes kernel to print odd message

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Thu Jan 17 22:33:26 PST 2008

On Fri, 18 Jan 2008, Peter Jeremy wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 08:17:40AM +1030, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> >On Fri, 18 Jan 2008, John Baldwin wrote:
> >> amd64 uses link_elf_obj.c, all the other archs use link_elf.c,
> >> hence the duplication.
> Then why does amd64 need link_elf.c at all?

I wonder if it's because you can't put !amd64 in sys/conf/files :)
(so you'd have to put it in every platform specific files instead)

> >I guess one option would be to put #ifdef amd64 around the error
> > message in link_elf.c.
> If there's a possibility that multiple ELF linkers could be required
> in the future, a cleaner option might be to make link_elf_error()
> just cache the error message and only report it after all possible
> linkers have refused to load the file.

That would be the Right Way(tm).. probably just #ifndef amd64'ing 
link_elf.c will be easier :)

One thing that gets me is why I get this problem but noone else seems 

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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