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Re: [patch] Set bfd field in target_section

On Tuesday 28 July 2009 15:45:25, Aleksandar Ristovski wrote:
> Pedro Alves wrote:
> > On Tuesday 28 July 2009 15:28:33, Aleksandar Ristovski wrote:
> >> Hello,
> >>
> >> I believe this is related to Pedro's patch from 03-Jun-09. I 
> >> didn't see where we set target_section.bfd field - maybe I 
> >> am overlooking something, but in bfd-target, in function 
> >> target_bfd_xclose we will call bfd_close 
> >> (table->sections->bfd); bfd_close doesn't like NULL argument.
> >>
> >> Am I missing something, or is this (the patch) missing?
> > 
> > Doesn't add_to_section_table set the bfd in each new
> > target section?
> Indeed it does. However, the problem is if we don't find any 
> sections in a bfd, it will exit and will leave bfd field 0.

Right, but table->sections will be equal to table->sections_end,
meaning the table is empty.  Your fix isn't correct, since you
should never write to *sections_end, which is one-past-the-end
of the sections in the table.  In the degenerate case of
bfd_count_sections == 0 (not 0 ALLOC sections), xmalloc will
still return something non-NULL, but, writing to this pointer
invokes undefined behaviour.

> I get this situation at the moment because I broke my 
> xfer_partial, but I think it could happen in general?

Testing finished succesfully, so I've applied the patch
with this ChangeLog entry.  Let me know if something is still wrong.

2009-07-28  Pedro Alves  <>

	* bfd-target.c (target_bfd_xclose): Only close the bfd if the
	section table is not empty.
	(target_bfd_reopen): If the section table ends up empty, close the
	bfd here.

Pedro Alves

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