[syslinux] [PATCH v2 3/4] efi: Useless relocations in PE file

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Fri Dec 6 21:44:51 PST 2013

On 12/01/2013 02:14 PM, Celelibi wrote:
> There is no need to have a relocation section that nothing points at.
> The image is still seen as relocatable as long as the Characteristics of
> the FileHeader do not say otherwise.
> Moreover, the field base_relocation_table wasn't initialized properly
> leading to unpredictable bugs.
> Signed-off-by: Celelibi <celelibi at gmail.com>

I seem to hear about some UEFI implementations which would fail to boot
unless there is a relocation section... I believe we had to add one to
the Linux kernel for that reason.  Matt, does that match your recollection?


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