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Re: IFUNCs used by libc.so.6 internally on x86-64
- From: Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat dot com>
- To: "H.J. Lu" <hjl dot tools at gmail dot com>, Andreas Schwab <schwab at suse dot de>
- Cc: GNU C Library <libc-alpha at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2017 07:50:29 +0200
- Subject: Re: IFUNCs used by libc.so.6 internally on x86-64
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On 06/07/2017 04:11 AM, H.J. Lu wrote:
> On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 8:26 AM, Andreas Schwab <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On Feb 06 2017, Florian Weimer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> The selection of string functions is rather curious. Were these choices
>> They probably just happen, because check-localplt doesn't fail.
> I believe all internal calls within libc.so can use IFUNC on x86-64 since
> unlike x86, x86-64 doesn't need to reserve a register to make a PLT call.
> For libc,a, we can't use IFUNC for functions which are called before IFUNC
> has been initialized.
I see IFUNC relocations on i386 as well:
Relocation section  '.rel.plt' for section  '.got.plt' at offset
0x17678 contains 3 entries:
Offset Type Value Name
0x001d7014 386_IRELATIVE 0000000000
0x001d7010 386_IRELATIVE 0000000000
0x001d700c 386_IRELATIVE 0000000000
Unfortunately, it's really hard to figure out what they are.