Re: [PATCH] Ignore PT_NOTE program headers with offset 0.

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On Fri, Mar 16, 2007 at 10:10:04AM +0000, Ian Campbell wrote:
> There is a binutils bug which causes PT_NOTE segments to have an offset of
> zero (http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=594). The fix has not
> made it into any release binutils, although several distributions have
> backported it.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Ian Campbell <ian.campbell@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> ---
> 
>  kexec/kexec-elf.c |    2 +-
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/kexec/kexec-elf.c b/kexec/kexec-elf.c
> index 63f5b4c..ce457f2 100644
> --- a/kexec/kexec-elf.c
> +++ b/kexec/kexec-elf.c
> @@ -676,7 +676,7 @@ static int build_mem_notes(const char *buf, off_t len, struct mem_ehdr *ehdr)
>  	note_start = note_end = NULL;
>  	for(i = 0; !note_start && (i < ehdr->e_phnum); i++) {
>  		struct mem_phdr *phdr = &ehdr->e_phdr[i];
> -		if (phdr->p_type == PT_NOTE) {
> +		if (phdr->p_type == PT_NOTE && phdr->p_offset) {

I think a comment here will help understanding why to check phdr->p_offset
being non-zero.

That bug seemed to be for a custom setup. Did you ever run into this bug
while building kernels?

Thanks
Vivek
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