The linker for IA-64 reports "short data section overflowed" when the size of the short data section exceeds 2MB. On Itanium® -based systems, the short data section can accommodate up to 256,000 entries of 8 bytes in the default memory model. If this capacity is exceeded, the message "short data section overflowed" is generated at link time.
Recommended solution:If using version 10 compilers or later, rebuild the application using -mcmodel large -shared-intel (the huge memory model). It is important that the whole application (source code and any static libraries; C and Fortran) is built using the same memory model.
If this is not possible, or if using older compilers, the following steps may be tried in order to alleviate this problem, in order:
For more complete information about compiler optimizations, see our Optimization Notice.