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Subject[RFC v5 04/57] objtool: check: Ignore empty alternative groups
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Atlernative section can contain entries for alternatives with no
instructions. Objtool will currently crash when handling such an entry.

Just skip that entry, but still give a warning to discourage useless
entries.

Signed-off-by: Julien Thierry <jthierry@redhat.com>
---
tools/objtool/check.c | 7 +++++++
1 file changed, 7 insertions(+)

diff --git a/tools/objtool/check.c b/tools/objtool/check.c
index 5968e6f08891..27e5380e0e0b 100644
--- a/tools/objtool/check.c
+++ b/tools/objtool/check.c
@@ -866,6 +866,13 @@ static int add_special_section_alts(struct objtool_file *file)
}

if (special_alt->group) {
+ if (!special_alt->orig_len) {
+ WARN("empty alternative entry at %s+0x%lx",
+ orig_insn->sec->name,
+ orig_insn->offset);
+ continue;
+ }
+
ret = handle_group_alt(file, special_alt, orig_insn,
&new_insn);
if (ret)
--
2.21.0
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