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Re: RFC: Audit external function called indirectly via GOT
I haven't seen a response yet to the primary point I was trying to make:
> My suggestion was that the GOT entry could be statically initialized
> by the linker to point to the provisional PLT entry, rather than
> forcing the dynamic loader to go through all this messy computation.
> If auditing is not enabled, it would process the GLOB_DAT relocation
> normally, and set the GOT entry to point to the actual function,
> bypassing the provisional PLT and PLTGOT entries completely. If
> auditing is enabled, it could simply ignore the GLOB_DAT relocation
> (or, if the binary is PIE, it could process it as a RELATIVE
> relocation), and the -fno-plt calls will end up jumping to the
> provisional PLT entry.
> (This is already how we handle the PLTGOT entries: the linker
> statically initializes the entries to point to part (b)* of the PLT
> entry, while putting JUMP_SLOT relocations for those entries into the
> JMPREL table.)
> I think if you do that, none of these extra dynamic table entries will
> be needed, ...
... or this secondary point:
> ... except for the IGNORE_JMPREL flag that indicates there are
> no JMPREL slots other than those for the provisional PLT entries. How
> useful is that flag? If the final program has even one external call
> that was *not* compiled with -fno-plt, you won't be able to set it.
> Would it be better to partition the JMPREL and PLT tables into
> "regular" and "provisional" entries? That would take just a single new
> DT_PROVISIONAL_JMPREL entry to tell the dynamic loader where the
> JMPREL entries for the provisional PLT entries begin; it can ignore
> everything past that point when auditing is turned off.