[PATCH 4.10 10/75] s390/kdump: Use "LINUX" ELF note name instead of "CORE"

From: Greg Kroah-Hartman
Date: Mon Mar 13 2017 - 04:58:28 EST

4.10-stable review patch. If anyone has any objections, please let me know.


From: Michael Holzheu <holzheu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

commit a4a81d8eebdc1d209d034f62a082a5131e4242b5 upstream.

In binutils/libbfd (bfd/elf.c) it is enforced that all s390 specific ELF
notes like e.g. NT_S390_PREFIX or NT_S390_CTRS have "LINUX" specified
as note name. Otherwise the notes are ignored.

For /proc/vmcore we currently use "CORE" for these notes.

Up to now this has not been a real problem because the dump analysis tool
"crash" does not check the note name. But it will break all programs that
use libbfd for processing ELF notes.

So fix this and use "LINUX" for all s390 specific notes to comply with

Reported-by: Philipp Rudo <prudo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Reviewed-by: Philipp Rudo <prudo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Michael Holzheu <holzheu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Martin Schwidefsky <schwidefsky@xxxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Greg Kroah-Hartman <gregkh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

arch/s390/kernel/crash_dump.c | 6 +++++-
1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

--- a/arch/s390/kernel/crash_dump.c
+++ b/arch/s390/kernel/crash_dump.c
@@ -329,7 +329,11 @@ static void *nt_init_name(void *buf, Elf

static inline void *nt_init(void *buf, Elf64_Word type, void *desc, int d_len)
- return nt_init_name(buf, type, desc, d_len, KEXEC_CORE_NOTE_NAME);
+ const char *note_name = "LINUX";
+ if (type == NT_PRPSINFO || type == NT_PRSTATUS || type == NT_PRFPREG)
+ note_name = KEXEC_CORE_NOTE_NAME;
+ return nt_init_name(buf, type, desc, d_len, note_name);