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SubjectRe: [PATCH 0/2] Tentative fix for the divide-by-zero on score/paris/..
On Wed, Apr 15, 2015 at 06:26:58AM -0700, Guenter Roeck wrote:
> On 04/15/2015 01:54 AM, Quentin Casasnovas wrote:
> >
> > Let me know if this makes things better..
> >

Hi Guenter,

>
> the crash is fixed, but now I get
>

That's a first step.. :)

> FATAL: The relocation at __ex_table+0x4 references
> [...]
>
> for parisc:defconfig,
> for score:allnoconfig, and
> for mn10300:defconfig.

Thanks for the testing, much appreciated!

>
> While I agree that those should get fixed (if they are real problems,
> especially the ones for parisc and mn10300), I don't think it is
> a good idea to fail the build because of it.

That's a tough one.. I think it's pretty bad in general to have some
crufts in the ex_table referencing non-executable sections. Note that it
will not make the build fail if the relocation _seems_ legit (jump to an
executable section even though it's not part of the white-list) but in
those cases, something really does look wrong and could potentially have a
security impact so I thought the build failure was a good thing to do.

Now, if it's a problem in modpost (which is likely!), then obviously I'd be
happy to try and help fix that!

>
> Note that I did find the problem in the score build; that was a real bug.
> I don't know what may be wrong with the others.

Cool! Mind CC'ing me to your fix, I'm curious :)

Regarding the others, if you've compiled them with debug information, you
should be able to do some addr2line magic incantation to find the offending
code. I've also added scripts/check_extable.sh which you might be able to
use to get more details about the failures (or simply use the same logic in
there to know where those maybe-wrong-relocations are coming from).

I'm surprised/concerned that some sections appear to have no name though
(indicating yet another bug in my modpost changes?).. If you can share the
object files then I can have a look (and possibly help with the addr2line
incantation).

Thanks!
Quentin


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