[uClinux-dev] Re: [PATCH 2/2 v2] FLAT: tweak default stack alignment

David McCullough david_mccullough at mcafee.com
Fri May 28 02:24:26 EDT 2010


Jivin Mike Frysinger lays it down ...
> The recent commit 1f0ce8b3dd667dca7 which moved the ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN
> default into the global header inadvertently broke FLAT for a bunch of
> systems.  Blackfin systems now fail on any FLAT exec with:
> Unable to read code+data+bss, errno 14
> When your /init is a FLAT binary, obviously this can be annoying ;).
> 
> This stems from the alignment usage in the FLAT loader.  The behavior
> before was that FLAT would default to ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN only if it was
> defined, and this was only defined by arches when they wanted a larger
> alignment value.  Otherwise it'd default to pointer alignment.  Arguably,
> this is kind of hokey that the FLAT is semi-abusing defines it shouldn't.
> 
> But let's ignore that and simply ignore min alignment values of 0.
> 
> Signed-off-by: Mike Frysinger <vapier at gentoo.org>

Acked-by: David McCullough <david_mccullough at mcafee.com>

Cheers,
Davidm

> ---
> v2
> 	- split changes & document better
> 
>  fs/binfmt_flat.c |    2 +-
>  1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 1 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/fs/binfmt_flat.c b/fs/binfmt_flat.c
> index b865622..4959a0a 100644
> --- a/fs/binfmt_flat.c
> +++ b/fs/binfmt_flat.c
> @@ -68,7 +68,7 @@
>   * Here we can be a bit looser than the data sections since this
>   * needs to only meet arch ABI requirements.
>   */
> -#ifdef ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN
> +#if defined(ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN) && ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN != 0
>  #define FLAT_STACK_ALIGN	(ARCH_SLAB_MINALIGN)
>  #else
>  #define FLAT_STACK_ALIGN	(sizeof(void *))
> -- 
> 1.7.1
> 
> 
> 

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