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[PATCH] elflint: Don't check shdr or TLS symbol offsets against debuginfo phdrs.

In debuginfo files the phdrs file offsets match those of the original ELF
file. So the section header file offsets and the TLS symbol value offset
in debuginfo files cannot be sanity checked against the phdrs file offset.

The issue can be triggered with test when configured
with --enable-gcov. Which will insert a .tbss section and TLS symbols that
trigger the above checks.

Signed-off-by: Mark Wielaard <>
 src/ChangeLog | 7 +++++++
 src/elflint.c | 5 +++--
 2 files changed, 10 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)

diff --git a/src/ChangeLog b/src/ChangeLog
index 0d2b1d6..f9e3b4a 100644
--- a/src/ChangeLog
+++ b/src/ChangeLog
@@ -1,5 +1,12 @@
 2015-10-16  Mark Wielaard  <>
+	* elflint.c (check_symtab): Don't check TLS symbol value against TLS
+	phdr offset in debuginfo files.
+	(check_sections): Don't try to match section offsets to phdrs offsets
+	in debuginfo files.
+2015-10-16  Mark Wielaard  <>
 	* elflint.c (check_reloc_shdr): Reject only desthdrs if they have both
diff --git a/src/elflint.c b/src/elflint.c
index eada4d5..7d72a1f 100644
--- a/src/elflint.c
+++ b/src/elflint.c
@@ -864,7 +864,7 @@ section [%2d] '%s': symbol %zu: TLS symbol but no TLS program header entry\n"),
 section [%2d] '%s': symbol %zu: TLS symbol but couldn't get TLS program header entry\n"),
 				   idx, section_name (ebl, idx), cnt);
-		      else
+		      else if (!is_debuginfo)
 			  if (st_value
 			      < destshdr->sh_offset - phdr->p_offset)
@@ -3955,7 +3955,8 @@ section [%2zu] '%s' is both executable and writable\n"),
-      if (ehdr->e_type != ET_REL && (shdr->sh_flags & SHF_ALLOC) != 0)
+      if (ehdr->e_type != ET_REL && (shdr->sh_flags & SHF_ALLOC) != 0
+	  && !is_debuginfo)
 	  /* Make sure the section is contained in a loaded segment
 	     and that the initialization part matches NOBITS sections.  */

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