Re: [PATCH] x86, relocs: move ELF relocation handling to C

From: Pekka Enberg
Date: Wed Jun 12 2013 - 02:28:03 EST

Hello Kees,

On Tue, Jun 11, 2013 at 9:58 PM, Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Moves the relocation handling into C, after decompression. This requires
> that the decompressed size is passed to the decompression routine as
> well so that relocations can be found. Only kernels that need relocation
> support will use the code.
> Based on work by Neill Clift and Michael Davidson.
> Signed-off-by: Kees Cook <keescook@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

How does the kernel benefit from this? Are there problems with the current
assembly code? Are you planning to improve the relocation code?

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