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SubjectRe: [PATCH] libbpf: skip empty sections in bpf_object__init_global_data_maps
On Sun, Jul 31, 2022 at 05:26:49PM -0600, James Hilliard wrote:
> The GNU assembler generates an empty .bss section. This is a well
> established behavior in GAS that happens in all supported targets.
>
> The LLVM assembler doesn't generate an empty .bss section.
>
> bpftool chokes on the empty .bss section.
>
> Additionally in bpf_object__elf_collect the sec_desc->data is not
> initialized when a section is not recognized. In this case, this
> happens with .comment.
>
> So we must check that sec_desc->data is initialized before checking
> if the size is 0.

oops David send same change but I asked him to move the check
to bpf_object__elf_collect [1] .. but with your explanation this
fix actualy looks fine to me

jirka


[1] https://lore.kernel.org/bpf/YuKaFiZ+ksB5f0Ye@krava/

>
> Signed-off-by: James Hilliard <james.hilliard1@gmail.com>
> Cc: Jose E. Marchesi <jose.marchesi@oracle.com>
> ---
> tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.c | 4 ++++
> 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.c b/tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.c
> index 50d41815f431..77e3797cf75a 100644
> --- a/tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.c
> +++ b/tools/lib/bpf/libbpf.c
> @@ -1642,6 +1642,10 @@ static int bpf_object__init_global_data_maps(struct bpf_object *obj)
> for (sec_idx = 1; sec_idx < obj->efile.sec_cnt; sec_idx++) {
> sec_desc = &obj->efile.secs[sec_idx];
>
> + /* Skip recognized sections with size 0. */
> + if (sec_desc->data && sec_desc->data->d_size == 0)
> + continue;
> +
> switch (sec_desc->sec_type) {
> case SEC_DATA:
> sec_name = elf_sec_name(obj, elf_sec_by_idx(obj, sec_idx));
> --
> 2.34.1
>

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