build error: No rule to make target crtendS.o

Adam Lackorzynski adam at
Mon Sep 12 00:12:45 CEST 2011

On Sun Sep 11, 2011 at 10:48:57 -0700, Wesley Miaw wrote:
> On Sep 11, 2011, at 3:00 AM, l4-hackers-request at wrote:
> > 
> > On Sat Sep 10, 2011 at 12:26:05 -0700, Wesley Miaw wrote:
> >> I'm not getting any errors printed out on the console when I run the
> >> ELF or RAW bootstrap binaries. It just prints out a line of garbage
> >> (e.g. ? or other random characters). Then I have to hit the reset
> >> button. This is 
> > 
> > You were mentioning a 'too many headers error' when compiling/linking
> > with arm-none-linux-gnueabi which you seemed to not get with
> > arm-none-eabi. I would like to understand what makes the difference in
> > your setup and then see further.
> Ah, I see. I don't know why I got that error originally when compiling
> L4, but I am no longer getting that error. Maybe I did something wrong
> (or remembering things incorrectly)--I see in the bootstrap linker
> script that it purposefully combines the data and bss sections with a
> comment that sounds like it is explicitly working around the problem
> of a regular linker script creating too many headers.
> If I compile some other program I write myself to ELF, like a single
> file Hello World, using arm-none-linux-gnueabi then I get the too many
> headers error when the ARM Boot Manager tries to flash the ELF binary.
> Switching to arm-none-eabi and using the generic-hosted.ld linker
> script fixes this problem.

That's also the reason why bootstrap is generated into a single header,
because there are loaders that can only do one unfortunately, like the
one on this platform.

Adam                 adam at

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