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authorYann Sionneau <>2021-06-03 07:40:39 +0200
committerWaldemar Brodkorb <>2021-06-04 16:22:31 +0200
commitca958dc21e854734630870f38975ff05eb930f6d (patch)
treeaecf66c73b56dfde3aa7eacfa27f3ded94bb9e5e /ldso/ldso/powerpc/dl-startup.h
parent85ac4f04d94e98389a8315e720630d0f95bfdfd6 (diff)
powerpc: fix PIE/PIC builds with newer gcc/binutils which use secureplt by default
This patch fixes segfault of all user space processes (including init, which caused a panic) on recent buildroot powerpc32 builds. The issue has been reported by Romain Naour in this thread: Recent buildroot toolchain enables secure PLT in powerpc gcc. The latter will then supply -msecure-plt to gas invocations by default. Recent buildroot also enables PIE by defaults. For the secure PLT to work in PIC, the r30 register needs to point to the GOT. Old "bss plt" was just a one-instruction-wide PLT slot, pointed-to by a R_PPC_JMP_SLOT relocation, which was written on-the-fly to contain a branch instruction to the correct address. It therefore had to stay writable. New secure PLT only contains read-only code which loads the branch address from the writable GOT. Note: secure PLT without PIC does not need r30 to be set. Because offset between plt stub code and got is known at link-time. In this case the PLT entry looks like: 1009b3e0 <__uClibc_main@plt>: 1009b3e0: 3d 60 10 0e lis r11,4110 1009b3e4: 81 6b 03 74 lwz r11,884(r11) 1009b3e8: 7d 69 03 a6 mtctr r11 1009b3ec: 4e 80 04 20 bctr Whereas secure PLT with PIC - offset between plt and got is unknown at link-time - looks like this: 000af800 <00000000.plt_pic32.__uClibc_main>: af800: 81 7e 03 80 lwz r11,896(r30) af804: 7d 69 03 a6 mtctr r11 af808: 4e 80 04 20 bctr af80c: 60 00 00 00 nop Signed-off-by: Yann Sionneau <>
Diffstat (limited to 'ldso/ldso/powerpc/dl-startup.h')
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/ldso/ldso/powerpc/dl-startup.h b/ldso/ldso/powerpc/dl-startup.h
index 8b2a517e2..8503350c5 100644
--- a/ldso/ldso/powerpc/dl-startup.h
+++ b/ldso/ldso/powerpc/dl-startup.h
@@ -26,6 +26,10 @@ __asm__(
" bl _GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_-4@local\n" /* Put our GOT pointer in r31, */
" mflr 31\n"
+/* I'm quite sure this piece of code is always compiled as PIC but let's be sure */
+#if defined(PPC_HAS_SECUREPLT) && defined(__PIC__)
+ " mr 30,31\n"
" addi 1,1,16\n" /* Restore SP */
" lwz 7,_dl_skip_args@got(31)\n" /* load EA of _dl_skip_args */
" lwz 7,0(7)\n" /* Load word from _dl_skip_args */