On Wed, Feb 21, 2018 at 03:20:28PM -0500, Peter Jones wrote:
> Some versions of gcc include a plugin called "annobin", and in some
> build systems this is enabled by default. This plugin creates special
> ELF note sections to track which ABI-breaking features are used by a
> binary, as well as a series of relocations to annotate where.
> If grub is compiled with this feature, then when grub-mkimage translates
> the binary to another file format which does not strongly associate
> relocation data with sections (i.e. when platform is *-efi), these
> relocations appear to be against the .text section rather than the
> original note section. When the binary is loaded by the PE runtime
> loader, hilarity ensues.
> This issue is not necessarily limited to the annobin, but could arise
> any time there are relocations in sections that are not represented in
> grub-mkimage's output.
> This patch seeks to avoid this issue by only including relocations that
> refer to sections which will be included in the final binary.
> As an aside, this should also obviate the need to avoid -funwind-tables,
> -fasynchronous-unwind-tables, and any sections similar to .eh_frame in
> the future. I've tested it on x86-64-efi with the following gcc command
> line options (as recorded by -grecord-gcc-flags), but I still need to
> test the result on some other platforms that have been problematic in
> the past (especially ARM Aarch64) before I feel comfortable making
> changes to the configure.ac bits:
> GNU C11 7.2.1 20180116 (Red Hat 7.2.1-7) -mno-mmx -mno-sse -mno-sse2
> -mno-sse3 -mno-3dnow -msoft-float -mno-stack-arg-probe -mcmodel=large
> -mno-red-zone -m64 -mtune=generic -march=x86-64 -g3 -Os -freg-struct-return
> -fno-stack-protector -ffreestanding -funwind-tables
> -fasynchronous-unwind-tables -fno-strict-aliasing -fstack-clash-protection
> -fno-ident -fplugin=annobin
> Signed-off-by: Peter Jones <pjo...@redhat.com>
Reviewed-by: Daniel Kiper <daniel.ki...@oracle.com>
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