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    SubjectRe: Additional info on modpost segfault
    Alan <> writes:

    > program: /home/alan/GitTrees/linux-2.6-mid-ref/scripts/mod/modpost -o
    > Module.symvers -S vmlinux.o
    > Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.

    It just hit me.
    It's the offset calculation in reloc_location() which overflows:
    return (void *)elf->hdr + sechdrs[section].sh_offset +
    (r->r_offset - sechdrs[section].sh_addr);

    E.g. for the first rodata r entry:
    r->r_offset < sechdrs[section].sh_addr
    and the expression in the parenthesis produces 0xFFFFFFE0 or something
    equally wise.

    Does the attached patch fix it?

    Signed-off-by: Krzysztof Hałasa <>

    --- a/scripts/mod/modpost.c
    +++ b/scripts/mod/modpost.c
    @@ -1317,8 +1317,8 @@ static unsigned int *reloc_location(struct elf_info *elf,
    Elf_Shdr *sechdrs = elf->sechdrs;
    int section = sechdr->sh_info;

    return (void *)elf->hdr + sechdrs[section].sh_offset +
    - (r->r_offset - sechdrs[section].sh_addr);
    + r->r_offset - sechdrs[section].sh_addr;

    static int addend_386_rel(struct elf_info *elf, Elf_Shdr *sechdr, Elf_Rela *r)
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