Error linking tarfile image in m68k/coldfire RTEMS 4.7

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Mon Jan 29 15:12:52 UTC 2007

Alan Cudmore wrote:
> I'm starting to build my code with the latest RTEMS 4.7 toolchain and  
> the RTEMS 4.7 CVS snapshot. I'm using the m68k/coldfire tools and the  
> uC5282 BSP until I get my BSPs ported over.
> When I build a RTEMS application that uses the IMFS file system  
> tarfile image, I get the following error:
> cd rootfs ; tar cf ../o-optimize/tarfile web etc
> cp o-optimize/tarfile .
> m68k-rtems4.7-ld -r -o o-optimize/temp.o  o-optimize/init.o \
>          -b binary tarfile
> m68k-rtems4.7-ld: failed to merge target specific data of file tarfile
> make: *** [o-optimize/netdemo.exe] Error 1
> Is there an updated ld option for this?

No.   I haven't seen this one before. :(

I tried using objcopy and it worked though

/opt/rtems-4.7/bin/m68k-rtems4.7-objcopy -I binary j.tar -O elf32-m68k j.o

> I have worked past a couple of other minor issues too, Is there a  
> 4.6.x -> 4.7 FAQ on the Wiki?
Not yet.  What questions do you have so far that need to be answered?
> Thanks,
> Alan
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