|author||Rich Felker <email@example.com>||2022-11-30 18:59:08 -0500|
|committer||Rich Felker <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2022-11-30 19:07:34 -0500|
when PAGE_SIZE is not constant, internal/libc.h defines it to expand to libc.page_size. however, kernel_mapped_dso, reachable from stage 2 of the dynamic linker bootstrap (__dls2), needs PAGE_SIZE to interpret the relro range. at this point the libc object is both uninitialized and invalid to access according to our model for bootstrapping, which does not assume any external-linkage objects are accessible until stages 2b/3. in practice it likely worked because hidden visibility tends to behave like internal linkage, but this is not a property that the dynamic linker was designed to rely upon. this bug likely manifested as relro malfunction on archs with variable page size, due to incorrect mask when aligning the relro bounds to page boundaries. while there are certainly more direct ways to fix the known problem point here, a maximally future-proof way is to just bypass the libc.h PAGE_SIZE definition in the dynamic linker and instead have dynlink.c define its own internal-linkage object for variable page size. then, if anything else in stage 2 ever ends up referencing PAGE_SIZE, it will just automatically work right.
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