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    SubjectRe: Is PIE randomization breaking klibc binaries?
    On 07-07-24 16:57 Chuck Ebbert wrote:

    > > $ strace ./cat
    > > execve("./cat", ["./cat"], [/* 55 vars */]) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
    > > ...

    Chuck, my binaries run always into a segmentation violation. So
    ENOENT is not the issue. (Notify it was on an x86-64.)

    > > $ file cat
    > > cat: ELF 32-bit LSB executable, Intel 80386, version 1 (SYSV), statically linked (uses shared libs), stripped
    > >
    > > Funny nobody noticed that before...
    > >
    > After installing and klibc-<ID>.so into /lib everything works:
    > Program Headers:
    > Type Offset VirtAddr PhysAddr FileSiz MemSiz Flg Align
    > PHDR 0x000034 0x08048034 0x08048034 0x0000a0 0x0000a0 R E 0x4
    > INTERP 0x0000d4 0x080480d4 0x080480d4 0x00002a 0x00002a R 0x1
    > [Requesting program interpreter: /lib/]

    Yes, these files were present in the initrd.img file. I checked it
    by unpacking the initrd.img file. Notify also that I used
    git-bisect to identify the PIE patch. This requires successful
    builds. Reverting the patch clearly resolved the issue at the end.

    > Ulrich, did your initrd contain the correct .so?

    Sure! I have only one klibc-*.so on my box in /lib. I diffed the
    file in the unpacked initrd.img with the file in /lib and there
    has been no difference.

    I always recreate the initial ramdisk after the kernel rebuild
    with make install and my own installkernel script, which uses
    mkinitramfs. The mkinitramfs script ensures that the klibc so
    object from /lib and the klibc binaries from /usr/lib/klibc/bin
    are copied into the initrd image. Usually that works without any
    issue on x86, x86-64. PPC can't use make install, but I use
    mkinitramfs there too, which handles klibc the same way.

    > Did you try rebuilding klibc after building the new kernel?

    Rebuilding klibc doesn't make sense from my point of view. What
    should be the point of it?

    Uli Kunitz
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