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Subject: Re: sh-elf-objcopy creates _large_ archos.bin output

Re: sh-elf-objcopy creates _large_ archos.bin output

From: Magnus Holmgren <>
Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2002 10:49:14 +0200

Matthias Wächter wrote:

> Second action right after awaking was to install the sh cross compiler. I
> first installed it on my linux computer. I downloaded the current versions
> binutils-2.13 and gcc-3.2 (shouldn't I?) and compiled them both as noted
> in the Rockbox docs. All worked fine. Then came my first attempt to
> compile Rockbox.
> In short: after 'make' created a rather small archos.elf file (about 88
> kB) sh-elf-objcopy converts it into an amazingly large archos.bin of 151
> MB (!) - of course that's too much for the scrambler.
> Is there any known incompatibility with latest gcc and binutils? (Then
> maybe we should note this in the docs explicitly)

The linker script needs a fix (GCC 3.1 gives a warning about this). In
firmware/ (I think; I have a player and need to change, add the following, after the .rodata "section":

    .rodata.str1.4 :
    } > DRAM

That should fix your problem.

Magnus Holmgren
Received on 2002-09-07

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