vdso handling

Alan Modra amodra@gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 13:13:00 GMT 2014

On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 10:07:10AM +0000, Pedro Alves wrote:
> Why doesn't the memory-backed bfd paths take the same paths as
> a file-backed bfd internally in bfd?

I think they do.  In symfile-mem.c:symbol_file_add_from_memory

  nbfd = bfd_elf_bfd_from_remote_memory (templ, addr, &loadbase,
  if (!bfd_check_format (nbfd, bfd_object))

That bfd_check_format is where elf_object_p is called.  *If*
bfd_from_remote_memory picked up the sections headers, you'll get a
normal bfd with sections..

Alan Modra
Australia Development Lab, IBM

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