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SubjectRe: [PATCH] arm64, kaslr: export offset in VMCOREINFO ELF notes
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Hi Bhupesh,

On 18/07/18 22:37, Bhupesh Sharma wrote:
> Include KASLR offset in VMCOREINFO ELF notes to assist in debugging.
>
> makedumpfile user-space utility will need fixup to use this KASLR offset
> to work with cases where we need to find a way to translate symbol
> address from vmlinux to kernel run time address in case of KASLR boot on
> arm64.

You need the kernel VA for a symbol. Isn't this what kallsyms is for?
| root@frikadeller:~# cat /proc/kallsyms | grep swapper_pg_dir
| ffff5404610d0000 B swapper_pg_dir

This is the KASLR address, the vmlinux has:
| root@frikadeller:~/linux/build_arm64# nm -s vmlinux | grep swapper_pg_dir
| ffff0000096d0000 B swapper_pg_dir


This is in the vmcoreinfo too, so you can work if out from the vmcore too:
| root@frikadeller:~# dd if=/proc/kcore bs=8K count=1 2>/dev/null | strings |
| grep swapper_pg_dir
| SYMBOL(swapper_pg_dir)=ffff5404610d0000


I picked swapper_pg_dir, but you could use any of the vmcore:SYMBOL() addresses
to work out this offset. (you should expect the kernel to rename these symbols
at a whim).


Thanks,

James

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