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Re: [Xen-devel] ELF .note BSD_SYMTAB

  • To: xen-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • From: "Egger, Christoph" <chegger@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:55:24 +0200
  • Delivery-date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 21:38:15 +0000
  • List-id: Xen developer discussion <xen-devel.lists.xen.org>

On 06.08.14 21:31, Andrew Cooper wrote:
> On 06/08/2014 20:24, Ryan O'Neill wrote:
>> Hello. After reading through some of the libelf-loader.c and
>> libelf-dominfo.c code, it appears that Xen expects BSD guest kernels
>> to have an ELF .note auxillary entry of type XEN_ELFNOTE_BSD_SYMTAB
>> that gets parsed in so that Xen knows to allocate room for the kernels
>> symbol table. I do not see this Note (Or any note segment/section) in
>> my freebsd guest kernel image (readelf -n). Can someone explain to me
>> if this Note is still used? If so, then in what case?
> There is no expectation persay.  Merely alternative actions taken if found.
> I seem to recall (or I might be completely confused), it is a somewhat
> legacy NetBSDism, so I would not be at all surprised if modern FreeBSD
> doesn't use it.

I recommend to add port-xen@xxxxxxxxxx to this thread to get NetBSD
people in.


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