What does this GCC error “… relocation truncated to fit…” mean?

You are attempting to link your project in such a way that the target of a relative addressing scheme is further away than can be supported with the 32-bit displacement of the chosen relative addressing mode. This could be because the current project is larger, because it is linking object files in a different order, or because there’s an unnecessarily expansive mapping scheme in play.

This question is a perfect example of why it’s often productive to do a web search on the generic portion of an error message – you find things like this:


Which offers some curative suggestions.

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