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SubjectRe: [PATCH 02/02] Elf: Align elf notes properly
From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge <>
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2006 16:26:46 -0800

> David Miller wrote:
> > I think Elf64 notes very much would need 64-bit alignment, especially
> > if there are u64 objects in there. Otherwise it would not be possible
> > to directly dereference such objects without taking unaligned faults
> > on several types of RISC cpus.
> >
> That doesn't appear to have been a problem.

We should be OK with the elf note header since n_namesz, n_descsz, and
n_type are 32-bit types even on Elf64. But for the contents embedded
in the note, I am not convinced that there are no potential issues.

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