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 Post subject: PT_DYNAMIC
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:50 pm 
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When parsing an ELF executable that requires dynamic linking, I noticed that the PT_DYNAMIC section's p_offset, and p_vaddr values are equal to those seen in one of the PT_LOAD sections (data).

Is it always the case that the PT_DYNAMIC section will be found in one of the PT_LOAD sections obviating the need to do a separate read on the file to load the dynamic section? The ELF specification I have is not clear on that.

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 Post subject: Re: PT_DYNAMIC
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:26 am 
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I guess people aren't that familiar with this topic :)

Well, my observations indicate that yes it would always be part of one of the loaded sections/segments.


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 Post subject: Re: PT_DYNAMIC
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 10:11 am 
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Yes, you're right, the contents of the dynamic section are included within the LOAD sections. You don't need to load the dynamic section manually.

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 Post subject: Re: PT_DYNAMIC
PostPosted: Wed Jun 23, 2010 4:56 am 
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Thanks for the confirmation.


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