Subject: re: sparc ELF kernels with a miniroot are broken.
To: Gandhi woulda smacked you <>
From: matthew green <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 06/24/1999 16:06:56
   # Sections:
   # Idx Name          Size      VMA       LMA       File off  Algn
   #   0 .text         00120468  f0004000  f0004000  00000074  2**2
   #                   CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, READONLY, CODE
   #   1 .rodata       000199cd  f0124468  f0124468  001204dc  2**3
   #                   CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, READONLY, DATA
   #   2 .data         0001547c  f014de38  f014de38  00139eb0  2**3
   #                   CONTENTS, ALLOC, LOAD, DATA
   #   3 .bss          00023d54  f0163300  f0163300  0014f400  2**8
   #                   ALLOC
   #   4 .comment      00004f10  00000000  00000000  0014f400  2**0
   #                   CONTENTS, READONLY
   Folks, I think we have a real winner here.  To my green-horned point
   of view (WRT linker/compiler issues), it looks as though the .comment
   section points to exactly the same place as the .bss does.  I'm
   guessing that the READONLY attributes takes precedence on that chunk
   of code for at least the first 0x4f10 bytes of code.
   Am I mistaken, or is this an overwrite (i.e. shouldn't file off for
   .comment really be 0x14f400 + 0x23d54, or 0x173154)?

interesting theory.  i'll only note that the above quoted text is from
the "working kernel" set, and that they both (ie, working and non) do
exactly the same thing here.