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SubjectRe: [RFC] ARM binutils feature churn causing kernel problems
On Tue, Oct 05, 2004 at 02:51:40PM +0100, Russell King wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 05, 2004 at 02:40:08PM +0100, Richard Earnshaw wrote:
> > On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 14:14, Russell King wrote:
> >
> > > > Why don't you pass s to is_arm_mapping_symbol and have it do the same
> > > > thing as you've done in get_ksymbol?
> > >
> > > "sym_entry" is not an ELF symtab structure - it's a parsed version
> > > of the `nm' output, and as such does not contain the symbol type nor
> > > binding information.
> > >
> >
> > Ah. That makes the question in your previous message make more sense
> > then. What options do you pass to nm?
>
> Only -n.
>
> > Looking at the output of nm -fsysv shows that currently the mapping
> > symbols are being incorrectly typed (the EABI requires them to be
> > STT_NOTYPE, but the previous ELF specification -- not supported by GNU
> > utils -- required them to be typed by the data they addressed. I'll
> > submit a patch for that shortly).
>
> Ugg - in that case, we need to go with the "match the name" version
> until these changes in binutils have matured (== 2 or 3 years time.)

Ok, here's a patch which fixes the problem using the original method.

This patch filters out the ARM mapping symbols by matching the name
only. Unfortunately, we are unable to use STT_NOTYPE / STB_LOCAL
since existing binutils does not generate ARM mapping symbols
correctly.

Reference: 02-debug/03-kallsyms.diff
Signed-off-by: Russell King <rmk@arm.linux.org.uk>

===== kernel/module.c 1.120 vs edited =====
--- 1.120/kernel/module.c 2004-09-08 07:33:04 +01:00
+++ edited/kernel/module.c 2004-10-01 20:39:43 +01:00
@@ -1903,6 +1903,16 @@
}

#ifdef CONFIG_KALLSYMS
+/*
+ * This ignores the intensely annoying "mapping symbols" found
+ * in ARM ELF files: $a, $t and $d.
+ */
+static inline int is_arm_mapping_symbol(const char *str)
+{
+ return str[0] == '$' && strchr("atd", str[1])
+ && (str[2] == '\0' || str[2] == '.');
+}
+
static const char *get_ksymbol(struct module *mod,
unsigned long addr,
unsigned long *size,
@@ -1927,11 +1937,13 @@
* and inserted at a whim. */
if (mod->symtab[i].st_value <= addr
&& mod->symtab[i].st_value > mod->symtab[best].st_value
- && *(mod->strtab + mod->symtab[i].st_name) != '\0' )
+ && *(mod->strtab + mod->symtab[i].st_name) != '\0'
+ && !is_arm_mapping_symbol(mod->strtab + mod->symtab[i].st_name))
best = i;
if (mod->symtab[i].st_value > addr
&& mod->symtab[i].st_value < nextval
- && *(mod->strtab + mod->symtab[i].st_name) != '\0')
+ && *(mod->strtab + mod->symtab[i].st_name) != '\0'
+ && !is_arm_mapping_symbol(mod->strtab + mod->symtab[i].st_name))
nextval = mod->symtab[i].st_value;
}

===== scripts/kallsyms.c 1.12 vs edited =====
--- 1.12/scripts/kallsyms.c 2004-07-11 10:23:27 +01:00
+++ edited/scripts/kallsyms.c 2004-10-01 20:41:43 +01:00
@@ -32,6 +32,17 @@
exit(1);
}

+/*
+ * This ignores the intensely annoying "mapping symbols" found
+ * in ARM ELF files: $a, $t and $d.
+ */
+static inline int
+is_arm_mapping_symbol(const char *str)
+{
+ return str[0] == '$' && strchr("atd", str[1])
+ && (str[2] == '\0' || str[2] == '.');
+}
+
static int
read_symbol(FILE *in, struct sym_entry *s)
{
@@ -56,7 +67,8 @@
_sinittext = s->addr;
else if (strcmp(str, "_einittext") == 0)
_einittext = s->addr;
- else if (toupper(s->type) == 'A' || toupper(s->type) == 'U')
+ else if (toupper(s->type) == 'A' || toupper(s->type) == 'U' ||
+ is_arm_mapping_symbol(str))
return -1;

s->sym = strdup(str);

--
Russell King
Linux kernel 2.6 ARM Linux - http://www.arm.linux.org.uk/
maintainer of: 2.6 PCMCIA - http://pcmcia.arm.linux.org.uk/
2.6 Serial core
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