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authorYann Sionneau <>2021-06-03 05:40:39 (GMT)
committerWaldemar Brodkorb <>2021-06-04 14:22:31 (GMT)
commitca958dc21e854734630870f38975ff05eb930f6d (patch)
parent85ac4f04d94e98389a8315e720630d0f95bfdfd6 (diff)
powerpc: fix PIE/PIC builds with newer gcc/binutils which use secureplt by defaultHEADmaster
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 <>
3 files changed, 10 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Rules.mak b/Rules.mak
index 1fa09be..c789aef 100644
--- a/Rules.mak
+++ b/Rules.mak
@@ -483,9 +483,10 @@ ifeq ($(TARGET_ARCH),powerpc)
PPC_HAS_REL16:=$(shell printf "\t.text\n\taddis 11,30,_GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_-.@ha\n" | $(CC) -c -x assembler -o /dev/null - 2> /dev/null && echo -n y || echo -n n)
+ PPC_HAS_SECUREPLT:=$(shell $(CC) --verbose 2>&1 | grep -- --enable-secureplt > /dev/null && echo -n y || echo -n n)
ifeq ($(TARGET_ARCH),bfin)
diff --git a/ldso/ldso/powerpc/dl-startup.h b/ldso/ldso/powerpc/dl-startup.h
index 8b2a517..8503350 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 */
diff --git a/libc/sysdeps/linux/powerpc/crt1.S b/libc/sysdeps/linux/powerpc/crt1.S
index 27bfc5a..3f5d056 100644
--- a/libc/sysdeps/linux/powerpc/crt1.S
+++ b/libc/sysdeps/linux/powerpc/crt1.S
@@ -57,6 +57,10 @@ _start:
mflr r31
# endif
+ /* in PIC/PIE, plt stubs need r30 to point to the GOT if using secure-plt */
+ mr 30,31
+# endif
/* Set up the small data pointer in r13. */
#ifdef __PIC__