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SubjectRe: [PATCH] libbpf: skip empty sections in bpf_object__init_global_data_maps
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On 8/1/22 13:24, Jiri Olsa wrote:
> 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

FWIW, I only just got back to actually making that change. This
patch has a much better explanation than the one I sent so +1 from
me also

David

>
> 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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