[RFC PATCH 08/10] arm: efi_loader: move .dynamic out of .text in EFI

Sam Edwards cfsworks at gmail.com
Mon May 22 19:13:27 CEST 2023

On 5/22/23 02:10, Heinrich Schuchardt wrote:

Hi Heinrich,

> .dynamic should be aligned. Structure Elf64_Dyn requires at least 8 byte
> alignment.

As best as I can tell, linkers (certainly lld[1], apparently also GNU ld 
judging by its default linker scripts) themselves set the proper word 
alignment on the .dynamic section that they synthesize for their 
internal input object. That alignment requirement bubbles up to the 
output section, so explicit alignment here should not be necessary.

> The symbol _etext below should be 512 aligned as in
> arch/arm/lib/crt0_aarch64_efi.S we have set FileAlignment = 0x200.

Ah, that definitely needs to be fixed since the .rela.* sections might 
not have the 512 alignment. I've updated my local branch, though this 
also needs to be addressed in the current master branch.



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