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Re: [PATCH/RFC] Reorganize osabi.c:generic_elf_osabi_sniff_abi_tag_sections()
On Mon, Jan 19, 2004 at 07:39:03PM +0100, Mark Kettenis wrote:
> Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2004 17:52:54 -0500
> From: Daniel Jacobowitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Sun, Jan 18, 2004 at 09:40:40PM +0100, Mark Kettenis wrote:
> > + /* ...and check it. */
> > + gdb_assert (notesz <= MAX_NOTESZ);
> > + if (notesz > bfd_section_size (abfd, sect))
> > + return 0;
> I'd rather not add assertions based on the input file. Can we complain
> and fail instead?
> Ah, but the assert is an internal consistency check. It checks
> whether the MAX_NOTESZ limit is large enough for the note the caller
> of check_note() is checking for. Basically the assert triggers if
> someone adds a check_note() call with a long name, or a large
> descriptor size. In that case the person in question should increase
> MAX_NOTESZ. The assert is guaranteed not to be triggered for the
> check_note() calls in my patch.
Oh, you're right - I leapt to the conclusion that this was based on the
size of notes in the input. Sorry.
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