Linking Static Library to PETSc code

Tim Stitt timothy.stitt at
Fri Nov 16 09:12:15 CST 2007

PETSc Developers,

I am trying to link a self-written static library to my PETSc code but 
during the compile and link phase I keep getting the following link 
error with my library:

"could not read symbols: Bad value"

Can anyone suggest how I can call external routines from my PETSc code 
which are packaged in an external static library without getting this error?



Dr. Timothy Stitt <>
HPC Application Consultant - ICHEC (

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
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