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SubjectRe: [PATCH v4 14/17] arm/build: Warn on orphan section placement
On Mon, Jun 29, 2020 at 11:54:01AM -0400, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 11:18:37PM -0700, Kees Cook wrote:
> > We don't want to depend on the linker's orphan section placement
> > heuristics as these can vary between linkers, and may change between
> > versions. All sections need to be explicitly named in the linker
> > script.
> >
> > Specifically, this would have made a recently fixed bug very obvious:
> >
> > ld: warning: orphan section `.fixup' from `arch/arm/lib/copy_from_user.o' being placed in section `.fixup'
> >
> > Discard unneeded sections .iplt, .rel.iplt, .igot.plt, and .modinfo.
> >
> > Add missing text stub sections .vfp11_veneer and .v4_bx.
> >
> > Add debug sections explicitly.
> >
> > Finally enable orphan section warning.
>
> This is unrelated to this patch as such, but I noticed that ARM32/64 places
> the .got section inside .text -- is that expected on ARM?

Do you mean in general, in the kernel vmlinux, in the decompressor
vmlinux or ... ?

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