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Understanding in detail how linux prepares to execute a program
- From: Stephen Torri <torrisa at auburn dot edu>
- To: libc-help at sourceware dot org
- Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 09:20:24 -0500
- Subject: Understanding in detail how linux prepares to execute a program
I am investigating reverse engineering of binary programs on the Linux
platform. Where can I find information of the steps Linux takes to
execute a program (e.g. /bin/cp)? My search has lead me to think that I
need to study glibc, specifically ld-<version>.so, for my answer.
The question I am trying to answer with the knowledge of the steps Linux
takes to execute a program is how the segment registers are loaded from
the information in the ELF header.