On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 03:22:44PM -0500, Jessica Yu wrote:
Looking into this more, I think we do need one __klp_rela section per
function being patched. Each rela section is linked to the section to
which the relocations apply via the rela section's sh_info field. In
SHT_RELA sections, the sh_info field contains the section index to
which the relocs apply. We cannot have one single combined rela
section per object as the call to apply_relocate_add() simply won't
work, because we would have relocs that apply to different functions
(and hence different sections).
So I guess instead of a single field in klp_object specifying the
__klp_rela section index, we could probably just have an array of
Ok, makes sense, sounds like we need multiple klp relas per object.
I still don't quite understand the benefit of caching the klp_rela
section indices. What problem does it solve? It seems simpler to just
iterate over all the sections in klp_write_object_relocations().