Re: [PATCH 1 of 1] x86_64: Put .note.* sections into a PT_NOTE segmentin vmlinux

From: Jeremy Fitzhardinge
Date: Tue Aug 22 2006 - 11:08:47 EST

Ian Campbell wrote:
It has been suggested to me that the notes segment should have flags 0
(i.e. not readable) since it is only used by the loader and is not used
at runtime. For now I went with a readable segment since that is what
the i386 patch uses.

Note that the PT_NOTEs segment is aliased to a part of one of the PT_LOADs - ie, it points into the data segment. So making it -rwx would either be ignored, or also require putting the bits into a new PT_LOAD segment with 0 permissions, which is pretty pointless. I made it R_E just so there was no permissions conflict, though the _E part could probably go.

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