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SubjectRe: Program to convert core file to executable.
On Wed, May 24, 2006 at 10:48:31PM +0530, vamsi krishna wrote:
> Hello All,
> o I have written the following program to convert a core file to a
> executable, and tried to execute the converted executable but my
> system __HANGED__, The kernel did'nt give any messages the complete
> system was stuck.
> o Theoretically , the OS loader should jump into the virtual address
> specified at 'ELF_HDR.e_entry and start executing instructions from
> that point if the ELF_TYPE is ET_EXEC.
> o So I wrote a program which
> changes ELF_TYPE form ET_CORE to ET_EXEC and modifies e_entry to
> virtual address of the 'main' symbol, since the core file has valid offset
> to access the PHDRS, and for ET_EXEC the elf loader just need to map
> the PHDRS at the vaddr specified and start jump to e_entry.

Look at the program headers. Many of them probably have a file size of
zero. The code segments from the executable and shared libraries
aren't present in the core file.

Of course, the kernel shouldn't crash! It sounds like a bug.

Daniel Jacobowitz
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