[v11,04/13] x86: properly calculate xen ELF end of image address
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Message ID 1480976718-12198-5-git-send-email-daniel.kiper@oracle.com
State New, archived
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Daniel Kiper Dec. 5, 2016, 10:25 p.m. UTC
This patch is prereq for "efi: build xen.gz with EFI code" patch which adds,
among others, xen/arch/x86/efi/relocs-dummy.S to xen.gz output. Below there
is a description why it is needed.

Currently xen ELF end of image address is calculated using first line from
"nm -nr xen/xen-syms" output. However, potentially it may contain symbol
address not related to the end of image in any way. It can happen if a symbol
is introduced with address larger than _end symbol address. Such situation
encountered when I linked xen ELF binary with xen/arch/x86/efi/relocs-dummy.S.
Then first line from "nm -nr xen/xen-syms" contained "ffff82d0c0000000 A ALT_START"
and xen ELF image memory size was silently set to 1023 MiB. This issue happened
because there is no check which symbol address is used to calculate end of
image address. So, let's fix it and take ELF end of image address by reading
__2M_rwdata_end symbol address from nm output. This way xen ELF image build
process is not prone to changes in order of nm output.

Signed-off-by: Daniel Kiper <daniel.kiper@oracle.com>
Acked-by: Jan Beulich <jbeulich@suse.com>
v9 - suggestions/fixes:
   - use __2M_rwdata_end symbol instead of _end symbol
     (suggested by Jan Beulich),
   - really fix indention
     (suggested by Jan Beulich),
   - improve commit message
     (suggested by Jan Beulich).

v8 - suggestions/fixes:
   - use spaces instead of tab in indentation
     (suggested by Jan Beulich and Konrad Rzeszutek Wilk),
   - improve commit message
     (suggested by Jan Beulich).

v7 - suggestions/fixes:
   - use sed instead of awk
     (suggested by Jan Beulich),
   - improve commit message
     (suggested by Jan Beulich).
 xen/arch/x86/Makefile |    2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

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diff --git a/xen/arch/x86/Makefile b/xen/arch/x86/Makefile
index 931917d..e40897f 100644
--- a/xen/arch/x86/Makefile
+++ b/xen/arch/x86/Makefile
@@ -91,7 +91,7 @@  endif
 $(TARGET): $(TARGET)-syms $(efi-y) boot/mkelf32
 	./boot/mkelf32 $(notes_phdrs) $(TARGET)-syms $(TARGET) 0x100000 \
-	`$(NM) -nr $(TARGET)-syms | head -n 1 | sed -e 's/^\([^ ]*\).*/0x\1/'`
+	               `$(NM) $(TARGET)-syms | sed -ne 's/^\([^ ]*\) . __2M_rwdata_end$$/0x\1/p'`
 ALL_OBJS := $(BASEDIR)/arch/x86/boot/built_in.o $(BASEDIR)/arch/x86/efi/built_in.o $(ALL_OBJS)