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From: Rabin Vincent <>
To: Rusty Russell <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] module: set ksymtab/kcrctab* section addresses to 0x0
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:52:13 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20150127195213.GA3151@dator> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 10:20:32AM +1030, Rusty Russell wrote:
> Rabin Vincent <> writes:
> > These __ksymtab*/__kcrctab* sections currently have non-zero addresses.
> > Non-zero section addresses in a relocatable ELF confuse GDB and it ends
> > up not relocating all symbols when add-symbol-file is used on modules
> > which have exports.  The kernel's module loader does not care about
> > these addresses, so let's just set them to zero.
>         You're right, we don't use sh_addr.  This should be safe, I've
> applied it for the next merge window.


> AFAICT this would have always been a problem; wonder if it should be
> CC:stable?  I don't use gdb on modules so haven't got a good feel for
> how many people this would be hurting.

I've no opinion on -stable.  This method of debugging kernel modules is
described in for example LDD3, so it would be nice if it worked in all
cases, but I guess most people won't be affected even if they use it
since it only affects modules with exported symbols.

      reply	other threads:[~2015-01-27 19:52 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2015-01-26 20:45 Rabin Vincent
2015-01-26 23:50 ` Rusty Russell
2015-01-27 19:52   ` Rabin Vincent [this message]

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