[PATCH 1/1] efi_loader: fix .reloc section of arm64

Heinrich Schuchardt heinrich.schuchardt at canonical.com
Sun Jan 8 18:20:04 CET 2023

On 1/8/23 15:19, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:
> When adding
>      const unsigned short *menu_items[] = {
>              u"abc\n",
>              u"def\n",
>              NULL
>      };
> to  helloworld.c outside of a function and then referring to the variable
> in a function the pointer the reference is incorrect. This is due to not
> considering the generated relocations.
> Fix the linker script and the PE-COFF header.
> Fixes: c65d76ed5f81 ("efi: arm: Add aarch64 EFI app support")
> Signed-off-by: Heinrich Schuchardt <heinrich.schuchardt at canonical.com>

Debugging shows that function _relocate() finds a pointer to .rela.data 
and then uses this for the self relocation.

Do this .rela.data should not be in .reloc but in .text.

Best regards


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