g77 pic case vs. binutils & readelf

Nick Clifton nickc@cygnus.com
Fri Jun 4 09:33:00 GMT 1999

Hi Robert,

: Sometime in mid-april several of the -fPIC g77 testcases started
: aborting on OpenServer.  Last night, I found that it was the dynamic
: linker that was dropping core. [ Details in that message. ] I just
: fed one of the offending binaries to 'readelf -a' from the binutils
: snapshots.  Since binutils is dropping core when reading the binary, I
: assume the binary (for whatever reason) is malformed.
: (gdb) 
: Continuing.
:   0805586c  02b06 R_386_GLOB_DAT        08048ab4  ungetc                   
:   00000000  00000 R_386_NONE           
: Breakpoint 2, dump_relocations (file=0x452b28, rel_offset=40, rel_size=4, 
:     symtab=0x806ca38, strtab=0x806c6c0 "", is_rela=0)
:     at /play/binutils/binutils/readelf.c:577
: 577               psym = symtab + symtab_index;
: (gdb) s
: 579               printf (" %08lx  ", (unsigned long) psym->st_value);
: (gdb) 
: Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.

The most likely things is going wrong here is that 'symtab_index' is
some stupid value (ppossibly negative).  It is extracted from the
'info' field of the reloc with the macro ELF32_R_SYM().  My guess is
that this field is not being initialised correctly when the reloc is
being created.


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