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    SubjectRe: [Patch] Elf loader crash while zero-filling .bss
    On Mon, 11 Feb 2008, Abel Bernabeu wrote:

    > In such a way that set_brk(0x0, 0x100) does not alloc any space at all.
    > There are just more ways to get no memory allocation than
    > set_brk(elf_bss, elf_bss) (the equalness condition i've changed).
    > Sorry, the correct description for the patch may be:
    > set_brk(start, end) allocs just page aligned regions (by "colapsing"
    > both extremes to the END of the page in which they lay)... That means
    > than even if both pointers are not equal there are still some chances
    > that set_brk has allocated no space at all because because
    > ELF_PAGEALIGN(elf_bss) == ELF_PAGEALIGN(elf_brk)

    Now, the question is whether it is valid for ELF binary to not have the
    end of .bss section (if present at all) not page-aligned.

    Jiri Kosina
    SUSE Labs

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