[ipxe-devel] Receiving http://ipxe.org/3c00e183 error after upgrade

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Sun Aug 23 16:56:21 UTC 2020

On 22/08/2020 10:06, Dentcho Bankov wrote:
> First in my previous e-mail I've made a mistake about the version of the compiler I'm using. And the problem I'm observing is with:
> 1. gcc-4.5.3
> 2. binutils-
> I confirmed that with gcc-9.3 on Ubuntu 2020 everything works fine.
> I did a binary search and surprisingly the change which causes the problem for me appeared to be https://github.com/ipxe/ipxe/commit/bb74f00512995f15bf61517fc039f32713e0af73#diff-25d902c24283ab8cfbac54dfa101ad31
> The surprising part is that this change just adds a bunch of "extern" statements in asn1.h which for some reason changes the alignment of the asn1_algorithms link table. Further it seems these are added only to support some test code in rsa_test.c so to resolve my problem I just moved the extern statements from asn1_algorithms to the rsa_test.c.
> So I'm writing this e-mail to also ask if it's worth posting the above change (moving the extern statements to rsa_test.c) as a pull request.

Thank you for researching and following up!

I suspect this relates to the fact that the extern declarations are 
missing the __asn1_algorithm modifiers.  I vaguely remember that gcc 
used to require __attribute__((aligned(...))) to be specified on the 
first declaration of a symbol.

I've created a pull request for this:


Could you let me know if this fixes the problem on gcc 4.5.3?



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