qemu patch proposed at http://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-

You received this bug notification because you are a member of qemu-
devel-ml, which is subscribed to QEMU.

  sbrk() not working under qemu-user with a PIE-compiled binary?

Status in QEMU:
Status in qemu package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  In Debian unstable, we recently switched bash to be a PIE-compiled
  binary (for hardening). Unfortunately this resulted in bash being
  broken when run under qemu-user (for all target architectures, host
  being amd64 for me).

  $ sudo chroot /srv/chroots/sid-i386/ qemu-i386-static /bin/bash
  bash: xmalloc: .././shell.c:1709: cannot allocate 10 bytes (0 bytes allocated)

  bash has its own malloc implementation based on sbrk():

  When we disable this internal implementation and rely on glibc's
  malloc, then everything is fine. But it might be that glibc has a
  fallback when sbrk() is not working properly and it might hide the
  underlying problem in qemu-user.

  This issue has also been reported to the bash upstream author and he 
suggested that the issue might be in qemu-user so I'm opening a ticket here. 
Here's the discussion with the bash upstream author:

  You can find the problematic bash binary in that .deb file:

  The version of qemu I have been using is 2.11 (Debian package qemu-
  user-static version 1:2.11+dfsg-1) but I have had reports that the
  problem is reproducible with older versions (back to 2.8 at least).

  Here are the related Debian bug reports:

  It's worth noting that bash used to have this problem (when compiled as a PIE 
binary) even when run directly but then something got fixed in the kernel and 
now the problem only appears when run under qemu-user:

To manage notifications about this bug go to:

Reply via email to