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    Subject[PATCH 0/4] elf core: Write section header table first
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    This patchset changes a position of section header table, if exists,
    from the last to the next to ELF header. According to ELF
    specification, the order of ELF component layout is not specified
    except for ELF header. See:

    http://www.sco.com/developers/gabi/latest/ch4.intro.html#file_format

    The merits are:
    - reducing tracing memory maps from 3 times to 2 times.
    - simple offset handling that makes the code easier to read.

    arch/ia64/kernel/elfcore.c | 16 -----
    arch/um/sys-i386/elfcore.c | 16 -----
    fs/binfmt_elf.c | 136 +++++++++++++++++-------------------------
    fs/binfmt_elf_fdpic.c | 141 ++++++++++++++++++--------------------------
    include/linux/elfcore.h | 1 -
    kernel/elfcore.c | 5 --
    6 files changed, 111 insertions(+), 204 deletions(-)

    I built and tested this patchset on x86_64. I also built it on ia64,
    um-i386 and frv using cross compilers to cover the range.

    Here's a program useful to generate ELF core with many program header
    entries, and three steps to produce such ELF core:

    $ sysctl vm.max_map_count=70000
    $ ulimit -c unlimted
    $ mkmmap 65535

    == mkmmap.c
    #include <stdio.h>
    #include <stdlib.h>
    #include <sys/mman.h>
    #include <fcntl.h>
    #include <unistd.h>
    int main(int argc, char **argv)
    {
    int maps_num;
    if (argc < 2) {
    fprintf(stderr, "mkmmaps [number of maps to be created]\n");
    exit(1);
    }
    if (sscanf(argv[1], "%d", &maps_num) == EOF) {
    perror("sscanf");
    exit(2);
    }
    if (maps_num < 0) {
    fprintf(stderr, "%d is invalid\n", maps_num);
    exit(3);
    }
    for (; maps_num > 0; --maps_num) {
    if (MAP_FAILED == mmap((void *)NULL, (size_t) 1, PROT_READ,
    MAP_SHARED | MAP_ANONYMOUS, (int) -1,
    (off_t) NULL)) {
    perror("mmap");
    exit(4);
    }
    }
    abort();
    {
    char buffer[128];
    sprintf(buffer, "wc -l /proc/%u/maps", getpid());
    system(buffer);
    }
    return 0;
    }
    ==

    Signed-off-by: HATAYAMA Daisuke <d.hatayama@jp.fujitsu.com>


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