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Re: toolchain/52675: crunching binaries improperly removes PaX notes
The following reply was made to PR toolchain/52675; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Valery Ushakov <uwe%stderr.spb.ru@localhost>
Cc: Christos Zoulas <christos%zoulas.com@localhost>
Subject: Re: toolchain/52675: crunching binaries improperly removes PaX notes
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 05:33:35 +0300
On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 21:05:30 -0500, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> The kernel loader reads the program header notes section and loses
> track where it is because it can't calculate the size of the zeroed
> notes. Of course the kernel can be modified to scan the section
> headers instead
That would be wrong. I fixed that couple of years ago. Sections are
for linkers, loaders should only ever use segments.
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